As I look out my back window, the snow flurries that have been coming down for most of the day are swirling around in the cold wind. On this dreary January afternoon, it seems like such a long time ago that I picked raspberries along the edge of the woods just 200 yards from my back door.
The raspberries come on in late May. I hustled last spring to pick as many as I could before they got too ripe or were eaten by birds. What we didn’t eat right away we put in the freezer for later use.
The Bible says that we are to produce spiritual fruit. Some days, or some seasons, don’t seem to be very productive. We pray, read the Bible, worship and serve, and it doesn’t seem like we have much to show for our efforts.
However, we know that God is faithful and that he will produce a harvest in his own timing.
So if you feel like it’s a cold snowy day spiritually, just remember that God promises to make everything new. Springtime may be closer than you expect!
“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”—Psalm 1:3.