Friday, January 21, 2011

The Fruit

And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells
in hills, on trees, and in (man's) habitations

- Surah Al Nahl, verse 68

We have seen how, by the grace of God, the birds and the bees, while helping themselves to the sweet pollen and honey, help to turn flowers into fruits:

 And indeed, with the passage of time and with glorious sunshine, and by the grace of God, into fruits do they turn:

There's something to be learned from A Tree and Its Fruit:

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, 
but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 
By their fruit you will recognize them....
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

-Matthew 7:15-19

**This post is inspired by Faith of  Lemonade Adventures, and Brother Paul Washer.

Thank you, Faith. If you are reading this here's something for you:

Do Not Worry:
Therefore I tell you do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; 
or about your body, what you will wear....
Like the birds in the air your heavenly Father feeds them, 
and you are much more valuable than them.... not worry about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.

- Matthew 7:25-34

You've prayed for me to keep my faith. I know well you'll keep yours. God bless.


NancyDe said...

I needed this one, too, Grandpa. Thanks.

L'Aussie said...

Hi Grandpa. These are exquisite pics and exquisite words from the Lord. I love those from Matthew which certainly means we shouldn't worry about the mundane yet necessary.

I'm off to my farm, er, beach house, for the weekend so not sure when I'll post but I'm putting up an award for you to come and pick up.

Hope it'll put a smile on your face!

Denise :)

Grandpa said...

NancyDe, you are very welcome!

L'Aussie: Thanks Denise. Beach house - wow! If I had not bought a farm, it would have definitely been a beach house. I had all the beach I wanted when living in WA - from Cottleslo(?) to Busselton and all the way to Albany - really the time of my life!

Can't wait for you to be back...

School Of Tots said...

The creations show the great of The Creator.

Su said...

Bees are indeed amazing. And it's amazing how many parallels God gave us between ourselves & the rest of creation. Thanks for another thought-provoking post!

Joylene Butler said...

It is so strange to see such beautiful photos of summer when all I see is snow when I look out my window. Very nice sense of place, Grandpa!

Grandpa said...

School of Tots, yes, all praise to Him;

Su, thank you. Yes, we are the special one, it's nice and humbling to reflect on that, and show our appreciation;

Joylene, thank you. And thank you for your comments in my older posts too. Yes, you've been missing for a while but I'm glad that you took time to go over them.

Wan Sharif said...

As Salam Grandpa..
This post here reminds me of Quranic message in Chapter 6 verses 99
" It is He Who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green (crops), out of which We produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof. Behold! in these things there are signs for people who believe."

Have a nice and productive days ahead

Grandpa said...

Salam Wan, of course, Surah Al An'am, may we be guided by these verses. You too have a productive week