This is a bird’s eye view of a tree in the left corner of our yard. For a very long time it was pretty sorry looking and the chief gardener in these parts [aka Rambo Jack] wanted to cut it down. I wanted to keep it because a few times a year, there were about three yellow flowers on the bare branches. Then it suddenly turned a corner. It’s now full of leaves, you can barely see the ugly seed pods that look like a clump of sticks, and there are loads of fragrant yellow flowers. Yeah! Count one for perseverance. Who knows why it’s doing so well now, but I’m glad we didn’t chop it down.
This reminds me how patient God is with me. In spite of my meager faith and small fruit, He does not give up hope in me. “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9