God wants us to bear fruit. To that purpose, he digs at our roots and fertilizes us with a few stinky things, just like the gardener in Luke 13.
“The gardener said, ‘Let’s give it another year. I’ll dig around it and fertilize, and maybe it will produce next year; if it doesn’t, then chop it down.’”(Luke 13:8, 9 MSG)
The vinedresser planned to dig around the tree’s roots (ouch!), and put stinky stuff on it. (Eeeeyew!) That fig tree needed to get its act together….and the vinedresser determined to help.
The vinedresser begged the owner for more time to bring it to its senses. Have you come to your senses?
Prayer-Lord, we pray for sense to recognize the stinky stuff when it hits and to be grateful for it. Amen.