Posted by: Daniel Comstock | August 11, 2006

Trusting in the Fruits By Henri Nouwen

We belong to a generation that wants to see the results of
our work.  We want to be productive and see with our own
eyes what we have made.  But that is not the way of God’s
Kingdom.  Often our witness for God does not lead to
tangible results.  Jesus himself died as a failure on a
cross.  There was no success there to be proud of.  Still,
the fruitfulness of Jesus’ life is beyond any human measure.
As faithful witnesses of Jesus we have to trust that our
lives too will be fruitful, even though we cannot see their
fruit.  The fruit of our lives may be visible only to those
who live after us.

What is important is how well we love.  God will make our
love fruitful, whether we see that fruitfulness or not.

We belong to a generation that wants to see the results of
our work.  We want to be productive and see with our own
eyes what we have made.  But that is not the way of God’s
Kingdom.  Often our witness for God does not lead to
tangible results.  Jesus himself died as a failure on a
cross.  There was no success there to be proud of.  Still,
the fruitfulness of Jesus’ life is beyond any human measure.
As faithful witnesses of Jesus we have to trust that our
lives too will be fruitful, even though we cannot see their
fruit.  The fruit of our lives may be visible only to those
who live after us.

What is important is how well we love.  God will make our
love fruitful, whether we see that fruitfulness or not.

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Responses

  1. The part I like best is “What is important is how well we love. God will make our love fruitful, whether we see that fruitfulness or not.”

  2. yep i like that part to thanks for stoping by


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