12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
In all seasons.
Perhaps we have been tempted to believe that certain circumstances have warranted “breaks” in serving our God. Rest is absolutely something we must have. The Bible doesn’t just suggest it, it is commanded that we rest. However, sometimes we misunderstand what it means to rest and its sacredness.
When Jesus went to the fig tree, it looked like a tree that would have fruit, but why would it since it was not in season yet. How could a tree be faulted and even cursed for not bearing fruit out of season?
What does it say about us and the season that you are in?
How does it (re)form your concept of rest?
What does fruit look like in season and out of season?