“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Molière
There are times when we may feel that despite all our labors, we’re barely making a difference, we’re hardly seeing the fruits we wish to make.
It’s never easy. Such times require great patience on our part, a certain tenacity, and a tremendous dose of hope to keep our spirits up, to keep going on.
And we go on not because we’ve already seen our dreams coming true, not even because we feel victory is near. We go on because just like the apostles, Jesus tells us to keep on trying, to look to Him in trust instead of looking towards our many fears.
We cast our nets to catch not what we see, but what God sees. For God sees every fruit that comes out of our labors, and every good thing that happens from each little deed that is done in love.
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered him, “Master, we worked all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net.” When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking. – Luke 5, WEBBE