Doing The Impossible

Peter Gideon had a dream. He wanted to grow apples. Fulfilling that dream seems simple enough. The problem was he moved to Minnesota in 1853 and apple trees simply could not survive the harsh Minnesota winters. Undaunted, Peter Gideon proceded to plant thirty varieties of apple trees. He carefully tended his trees and planted new ones as well. After ten years of hard work, every tree had died except a single Siberian crab tree.

With a large family to feed, only eight dollars to his name and the brutal Minnesota winter just around the corner, Peter Gideon made a decision that would change history. He spent his last eight dollars on purchasing seeds and scions and crossed them with the seeds from the Siberian crab tree. This time, he was successful and the Wealthy apple (named after his wife) was born.

Since that time, numerous hardy apples have been developed in Minnesota including but not limited to the Haralson, the Fireside, the Honeygold, the Honeycrisp, the Zestar and my person favorite, the SweeTango which was developed from the Honeycrisp and the Zestar. I think Peter Gideon would be pleased.

They said it couldn't be done but they were wrong. It could be done but it would only come about through the patience and persistence of a man who had a dream and was willing to sacrifice everything to take a risk. Peter Gideon risked everything for an apple that despite it's name did not make him wealthy. Are we willing to risk everything for God? Are we willing to be obedient, step out in faith and through Christ do the impossible?

Blessings!

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Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Kenneth Figurelli @bibleguy64 ·

Good blog and lesson. Love the Honeycrisp. - Fig

Lum Patterson @lummichaelpatterson ·

Persistence, the key to so much used by so few. Good story, good message.

Yours in Christ,
Lum

Barbra Lambert @enje25 ·

"They said it couldn't be done but they were wrong. It could be done but it would only come about through the patience and persistence of a man who had a dream and was willing to sacrifice everything to take a risk. Peter Gideon risked everything for an apple that despite it's name did not make him wealthy. Are we willing to risk everything for God? Are we willing to be obedient, step out in faith and through Christ do the impossible?"

I really enjoyed reading this story, K :princess: ! Your questions are good; ones that we must ask ourselves.

Nicole Karkowski @niki20 ·

Yes! I am willing! I think that is exactly what I need to do. Get out of my comfort zone and do what God asks of me! Good blog!

Nicole Karkowski @niki20 ·

Thank you so much for you encouragement! It means a lot to me. Right now I still have to take one day at a time. But God is really doing wonderful things everyday I just have to remember to put Him first!
Niki