red and orange apple fruit

Always Fruitful

fruit tree on a riverbank
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.

My wife told me about an elderly woman that suffered from advanced dementia. She had no short-term memory, but what she had was Jesus. Whenever anyone spoke to her, she’d ask, “Do you know Jesus?” That was all that remained of this child of God. Still, until she passed, she remained fruitful.

We may be sick, tired, disabled, elderly, or dying, but if Jesus lives in us and we are in Him, we will never stop being fruitful for God’s kingdom. He causes people to see in us His life. People see fruit in us that we may not even know there. If we are God’s fruit tree, we will never stop producing. I’d call that good news!