I went to the back pasture checking on some cows and while driving I noticed something strange in the distance. There standing all alone in a remote place was a small tree with lots of fruit on it. I did not recognize it at first, but as I approached, I was amazed.There stood a small persimmon tree full of fruit. There are other persimmon trees on the place, larger and in better locations, but none with that amount of fruit. I found one persimmon that was almost ripe, tasted it and it was sweet. That little tree reminded me of something in the Bible. First, if we have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, we are not even in God's garden (Matthew 7:21-23 and 21:42-44). Second, if we have accepted Christ, He expects us to live in a way that brings honor to His name (Matthew 3:8). A tree can usually be identified by the type of fruit that it bears and we are known by our fruit or the way we live, our life-style (Matthew 7:18-20). Yes, there are hindrances like not being content, but just wanting more of anything. And there is the problem of just having fun or good times; it could be anything that occupies our time and energy, but we end with no time for God (Luke 8:14, Titus 3:3, James 4:3). See you in Church next Sunday.