Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pruning Love?

This week I've been looking at the apple tree. Last year, I wanted the strong men around here to cut it down. It wouldn't produce fruit. However, this past Fall, it was loaded with apples! I wonder if it "heard" our threat to do away with it? The teenage princes couldn't bear for it to be cut down!
Now in the cold of winter, its' branches are bare. I'm sure the time to prune it is rapidly approaching. The stray growth needs to be cut back, so the nutrients and sap can strengthen the main parts of the tree...or something like that! We want a lot of healthy and crisp apples.
It reminds me of love. In every relationship, romantic or not, there can be times of...shall I say...dormancy. But if we continue to prune back to the basics and look for ways to be strong emotionally, socially and spiritually, we will reap a huge harvest of love.
I'm off to "prune" some more.
Love, Rachel

9 comments:

Sharon said...

This is so true. I don't like pruning season in my own life as it can be painful, but the wonderful reward of new growth and fruit is wonderful at the end!

Hugs,Sharon

Donnie said...

Beautiful thoughts. Have a wonderful, sunny day.
Love you, Donnie

Kathi said...

Very good Rachel. Thank you for your sweet comment. I will do my best to keep visiting you. Once my friend; always my friend. Hugs, Kathi

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT PRUNING ARE SO TRUE. PRUNING IS INDEED GOOD FOR US.

Ronda said...

What an awesome analogy! We all need to do more pruning! :) Great thoughts on love and relationships! XXOO

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Rachel; I loved reading your post, it is so true about pruning in our lives. I pray the Lord prunes away the dead and bad, and let the good grow...

Hugs;
Alaura

Mona said...

What a wonderful apple tree. Personally, by the size of those apples I would say it heard you loud and clear! :)
Your blog is a delight.
Mona

Esther said...

How true! Not fun, but beneficial!

Love you,

Esther

Picket said...

Morning girl...great post and oh so true....hope that 'apple tree' pruning goes beyond anything you could ever imagine in fruit and in life! Have a great Thursday my friend!