Buying Fruit Trees

I purchased two fruit trees from the nursery.  Silly me—I didn’t think to ask assistance to load them into my car.  When I arrived at the car, I stood there looking at my trees, wondering how I would do this alone.

Suddenly a young employee came sprinting over.   I told him how happy I was to see him.
He said, “I saw you—and God told me to go help that lady.  So I came.”

“Wow! You believe in God, and you also obey Him!  I like that!”

Then he began telling me how much he loves God!

Suddenly I felt like giving him something. I looked around and spotted a tract in the seat pocket entitled Promises for Fathers.  I asked him if he had children. He did.
“I’d like to give you something.  This little paper contains Bible promises from God to fathers like you.”

“Wow! I would love that!”

He was so appreciative that I wanted to give him something else.  I looked around and noticed one of my CDs in the back seat and offered it to him.  “It’s the gospel message put to music.”

He said, “That is so cool!”

I drove away thanking God that sometimes being a Christian is just fun!

  • Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.          Romans 12:11
  • Check out the tract, Promises for Fathers at:
  • SONG: SEVEN TIMES A DAYWords from Psalms 119 and 2 Thessalonians 3:6; Music by Kathleen


This life is temporary. This life is short.   When this life is over, our bodies will die and become an empty shell, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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10 Responses to Buying Fruit Trees

  1. Karen says:

    Love the simple illustration of the importance of being sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit to obey promptly. It’s not our job to figure out what impact a conversation or gift might have on a person. We just listen and obey! thanks for sharing!

  2. Mark Luker says:

    very good example of how God moves in our lives and what the potential of his moving can be when we obey him and let him work through us!

  3. Kathleen says:

    Quite true Mark. Thanks for the comment.

  4. Helene says:

    It is great to hear that this young father acknowledged so openly that he followed the Holy Spirit’s leading. Love it.

  5. Kathleen says:

    I agree Helene. Meeting him made my day!

  6. Angela N. Miller says:

    It is so wonderful of GOD, that in this world of temptation, persecution, loss, and trials—
    HE has given us the beauty and awe of HIS creations, friends, laughter and just plain fun serving HIM. PRAISE to HIM from whom all blessings flow!

  7. Frank King says:

    Nice. I love those times when I cross the path of someone new who happens to be a Christian as well.

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