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We might be used by God to produce fruit we will never see. Takes time to take a fruit tree from a sapling to a mature, fruit producing tree. Down South, a young man, walking along a dirt path, comes upon an old man bowed to the ground planting pecan trees in a field. He stops and asks the old man, "Why would you plant pecan trees? They’ll take so many years to mature that you’ll never enjoy the pecans." The old man responds, "I plant these trees because all my life I’ve eaten pecans from trees I did not plant."

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