Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
When we moved into the Church parsonage here on Breda Drive, we kept seeing deer trying to climb a tree in the field in back of our house. I finally walked up there to discover a peach tree. The deer ate all the peaches that first year, but I have beat them to it every year since.
I have made some delicious peach pies with those peaches! They are the sweetest I believe I have ever had! You can eat them right off the tree too! No pesticides on those little buggers! Just warm sunshine to ripen them and rain to wash them off!
That little peach tree is probably not long for this world. The deer broke two big branches off this year, trying to climb the tree, and the bottom of the tree looks like it is ready to rot. It also leans to one side.
Yet it still bears fruit. Year after year. I can tell it is struggling but it keeps going.
"The righteous will flourish like a palm (peach) tree, they will grow like a cedar (peach) of Lebanon ; planted in the house of the Lord. They will flourish in the courts of our God, THEY WILL BEAR FRUIT IN OLD AGE, THEY WILL STAY FRESH AND GREEN, proclaiming, 'the Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him.'" Psalm 92: 12-15