When I lived in Northern Virginia, I had to travel quite a distance to be where one could find citrus growing. (In fact, with traffic in the D.C. region, any drive could be a long and arduous one.) Now, though, just a short drive outside Orlando and you can come upon orange groves and produce stands. Would that it was so easy to find a Christian growing a bumper crop of the spiritual fruit of patience. You know you’re in the presence of one of Jesus’ devoted disciples when you taste the fruit of patience in today’s hurried and frenetic pace of life, in a world which often puts put task above relationship. When people taste patience, they meet grace. Is patience growing in your life?
John 15:1-8; Galatians 5:22-23
Colossians 1:9-12; Luke 9:37-48
Proverbs 15:23, 30; 27:11, Philippians 1:18-26, Luke 15:1-10