I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Yea, on the glancing wing of eager birds, the softly pattering feet of furred and gentle beasts. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Not borne on the morning's wings of majesty, but I have set My feet amidst the delicate and bladed wheat. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord.
-Evelyn Underhill

Friday, July 17, 2015

Waiting To Be Discovered

Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green.  The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.  
~Joel 2:22




Sometimes when you begin to wonder what life is all about and whether your life's work will ever bear the fruit you were hoping for, a little reminder is helpful:  like finding this first fig on the potted fig tree I bought more than a year ago. . . .patience and paying attention is what is needed now.   That not-so-little fig has been there for some time waiting to be discovered!

6 comments:

  1. An excellent illustration. Sometimes we are too eager to see fruit.

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    1. It's not the eagerness that gets me in the trouble--it's my impatience that wreaks havoc with my peace!

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  2. Homegrown figs! I didn't even know figs would grow outside of the warmer climates. I always assumed they were a "tropical" kind of fruit. I wonder how long the stalwart little thing has been there, waiting for you to spot it? And how great will it be to have homegrown figs of your own? Are they easy to dry? Or do you prefer them fresh? Quick, find some prosciutto fast! And have a wonderful weekend...

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    1. That's why mine's in a pot. I brought it in over the winter. This is my first fig tree so I have no idea, even, how to tell when it's ripe. I've had fresh figs, fig jam and Fig Newtons, but not dried. I suspect they taste much the same.

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  3. We can grow figs in VA outside. I imagine you are on the fringes of not being able to do that. There are wonderful fig trees all around our town. ♥

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    1. I just assumed it wouldn't survive outside. I'll have to check for my area!

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