The farmer knows not to look for grapes in spring, nor lament the barrenness of winter. Each season is critical in making his vineyard fruitful. The same is true for you. Fruitfulness is part of a cycle that includes promise and hope, perseverance and struggle, and even rest and refreshing.
WAYNE JACOBSEN wanders the planet helping people sort out how to live deeply in the life of Jesus. He has written and worked with others on many books about spiritual intimacy and relational church life including A Man Like No Other, He Loves Me, So You Don t Want to Go to Church Anymore, and The Shack. You can find out more about his writings at Lifestream.org and hear his podcast at TheGodJourney.com.