We have a big blueberry tree in our yard. Yes a “tree” not a bush. The former owner of our house had a very exotic taste and we find all sorts of interesting plants around here. Last year the tree did not bear very much fruit. This year, the tree has given us more fruit than we can “shake a stick at.” I tended a little bit to the tree earlier this year, which I was told by doing would help the tree bear fruit. I am not sure that what I did helped at all, but the tree has bore much more fruit.
In a way this reminds me of our lives as Christians. On our own, we can do a little good, bear a “little” fruit if you will. The fruit of trying hard and being good. But it is only with the Supreme Gardeners help that we can truly bear fruit – even to overflowing.