As I sat yesterday to review the blog post, I kept wondering how interesting it would be for the students to have such introduction. However, I kept thinking of how we as Christians have taken this concept of fruitfulness. To some of us, life is about working hard to sustain the family, saving for your pension, and dying afterwards. But is that all that God has to offer you and the world at large? I guess not. Like the students, we are holding in our hands fruits that are results of a farmer we have not seen nor know the process of getting that fruit.
This scripture brought a lot of interesting thoughts to mind. This is what Jesus said in a parable:
Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”Luke 13: 6-9 (NIV)
Without bearing fruits, you are just using up space. In using up space, you are also wasting other resources that should have been used by other people for their production. Moreover, you also deprive others the benefit of enjoying your fruits and also bear their fruits. When the master sees that you are not being fruitful after various opportunities and seasons, he decides to cut you off. His decision is not because He is wicked, but rather He is just. In His fairness as judge, He cannot make you deprive others from bearing fruits too and waste other resources. However, Christ has always been mediating for us that God should give you yet another chance.
This is the chance to be fruitful. It is the moment for you to bring forth what you have be given. For there is a moment where you will be asked to give an account of what you were given and how you used it. Make good use of your time and bear much fruit. It is the process that makes the journey worthwhile.
It is my prayer that our eyes will be opened to understand the hope of our calling and the deposit God has made in us. May we excel in all that we have been predestined to walk in. AMEN!
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