Peaceable Fruit

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth a peaceable fruit unto them which are exercised thereby…. – Hebrews 12:51.


I had trouble with this passage at first, but then I realized it was describing for many a typical day. Consider the particular annoyance that befell you yesterday morning; the words that grieved your spirit, the day’s disappointments, the nagging pain in the neck (or in my case the knees). Yet sometime during your day you might have received a compliment, or a feeling of accomplishment, or simply a special smile or hug from a spouse, a child, a friend, or in my case from a grandchild and that one thing makes your day, your life seem worthwhile – the “peaceable fruit.”


God makes it a point to send us at just the right time peaceable fruit. Look for it and enjoy the joy it brings.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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