The troubled soul may find peace through faith in Christ, and his peace will be in proportion to his faith and trust. He cannot present his good works as a plea for the salvation of his soul.
E G White
One day a man wanted to pick a fig. This tree was covered in amazingly beautiful lush leaves. He felt and looked on the branches but there was not a single fig there.
Matthew 21: 18 – 22
He cursed the tree and it withered.
This tree was planted by a certain man in a vineyard, a strange place to have a fig tree as it is known for lots of roots that spread out and would cause problems for the vines. He told his servant to cut it down but his servant said let me dig around it and give it the nutrients it needs then leave it for its fourth season and see what happens. Fig trees take three years to mature and the fruit that grows can be used as compost to nourish it. What happened ? Well we don’t know if it produced or was cut down.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.