Keep Growing

What will this child turn out to be?
Scripture

Luke 1:66
Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalms 139:1-3,13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66,80

Not long before Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s death at age seventy-five, someone asked him how he continued to write so beautifully and remain so vigorous. Longfellow pointed to an apple tree that was full of colorful bloom and said …

“That is a very old apple tree, but the blossoms this year seem more beautiful than ever before. That old tree grows a little new wood each year. And I suppose that it is out of the new wood that these blossoms come. Like the apple tree, I try to grow a little new wood each year.”

A talented violinist was scheduled to play before a very critical audience …

Although she had a fine instrument, she was not fully satisfied…

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