Trees just kinda stand there, but don’t let that fool you. Healthy tree roots grow deeper and deeper, finding nourishment by working for it. Their leaves bask in the sun without scorching and a strong wind just makes them wiggle. Slowly but surely the grow up and out and, when the season is right, they produce a harvest.
Following Jesus is like being the tree. We get nourished by the Lord as we meditate on the Word. We remain faithful in just “standing there” while we grow and mature. Eventually, the fruit grows and is ready to be harvested. Be spiritually healthy. Be the tree.