Friday, April 13, 2012

Frosted Blossoms

My kids, eight years ago. ;-)
These nights we're having our annual late frost and after the warm days we've had, it makes me shiver more than usual.

I love watching things bloom in the spring and I hate seeing the peach and cherry blossoms die instead of maturing into fruit, but I know things happen for a reason. For the fruit trees, the frost thins out many blossoms, allowing the tree to focus its energy on growing fewer, but larger fruit. And everyone likes larger, better looking fruit.

Many times I've started things and God has sent a frost and killed those blossoms. It wasn't that the things I was doing was bad, it was just a thinning out process so that other things could grow and mature into bigger and better fruit for the Lord.

The thinning process isn't fun nor easy, but if you want a beautiful crop of large fruit it's necessary. Personally, I would rather have a few large, tasty pieces of fruit than small, wormy ones.

“...and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2b

So tell me, have you had a late frost in your life too?

3 comments:

  1. So true! I love the photo!!

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  2. I agree. A few wonderful fruits is ten times better than a basketful of worm filled fruit.

    Your kids are all adorable! Have a great weekend!

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  3. What a GREAT lesson, Peejers. And those ARE cute kiddos! Now too ;)

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