“The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person win friends.”
It takes a long time for a tree planted to bear any resemblance to what we might imagine a tree to look like. From the seed first being planted, to its constant care and nurture as it grows, a tree can take years to fully form and stand towering about the person who planted it. Yet when that tree is fully formed, it stands its ground when storms rage, provide fruit in its season, shade from the sunlight and branches for birds to build homes. Yet the beginnings of the tree’s life may seem so small and insignificant.
Interestingly, our lives can often be mirrored with that of a gardener planting a tree. Our seeds are good works and the trees are the lives we are investing in. We may not always see the finished product of firm Christians, steady in the faith and firm in their foundation, but that’s okay. Our role is to shower God’s goodness wherever we are so that His Spirit can provide the growth and open people’s eyes to who Jesus really is. What we can take courage in, is knowing that our good works, nurtured and cared for by the Holy Spirit, become tree’s of life, firmly rooted in Jesus Christ.
Let our light (and good works) so shine before men that they will want to know Jesus for themselves.