PRUNED TO YIELD FRUIT

Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“And every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit” (John 15:2).

A child of God was dazed by the variety of afflictions which seemed to make her their target. Walking past a vineyard in the rich Hamptons glow she noticed the untrimmed appearance and the luxuriant wealth of leaves on the vines, that the ground was given over to a tangle of weeds and grass, and that the whole place looked utterly uncared for; and as she pondered, the Heavenly Gardener whispered so precious a message that she would fain pass it on:

“My dear child, are you wondering at the sequence of trials in your life? Behold that vineyard and learn about it. The gardener ceases to prune, to trim, to Harrow, or to pluck the ripe fruit only when he expects nothing more from the vine during that season. It is left to itself because the season of fruit is past and further effort for the present would yield no profit. Comparative uselessness is the condition of freedom from suffering. Do you then wish me to cease pruning your life? Shall I leave you alone?” And the comforted heart cried, “No!”

I put the same question to you today and what shall your answer be with all sincerity? Something to think about every day. God bless you.

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