Connecting this fall

apple-treesAs a parting gift, one congregation gave their pastor two apple trees. The gift seemed a bit odd until he was told that apple trees needed at least two trees to pollinate effectively.

Apple trees need to be in relationship to other apple trees to thrive and bear fruit and of course they need bees to assist in carrying the pollen.

Christians are are also cross-pollinators because God has made us that way. It is essential for us to be in close relationship with other believers so that the Holy Spirit, like a bee helping us pollinate, can encourage faith and grow the fruits of the Spirit within each other. Continue reading “Connecting this fall”