So, I was just sitting, casually eating this apple, and then I realize that the bite I took looks kind of like a person (or a really simple inkblot on a Rorschach test. But I digress). Then, that got me thinking about all of those fruit references in the Bible, like these ones:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. (John 15:5, 6, 8 NIV84)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self‑control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22, 23 NIV84)
Fruits are used in the bible as a positive symbols for good works, positive repercussions, good things happening. Through Jesus, having the opportunity to be the giver of that joyful gift is an amazing opportunity!
So, today, I challenge you to bear fruit. Every action has a reaction. Why not brighten someone else’s day? You’ll be happy you did.
—Jesus Freak Girl