It's that time of the year again! Time to prune trees and shrubs while they lie dormant in the winter cold. I heard the chain saw running and looked out the other morning to see my husband on top of the ladder in the midst of the pear tree! He was pruning the branches before they start growing again in the spring. It's not a task that I like for him to do.....that chainsaw in the top of a tree seems a little dangerous to me....but he seems to think it's necessary.
I asked my computer the question...Why prune trees? This is one of the answers I found. "The primary reason for pruning is to ensure good access to sunlight. Did you ever notice that the best fruit always seems to be in the top of the tree? It's true, because that's where the most light is available."
Do you think that may be a reason that the Lord has to "prune" us sometimes? To get us out of the shade of all the busy-ness of the world and back into His "SON-light" so we can grow?
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit." John 15: 1-2