# Symbiosis and the Fig Tree

April 25, 2016 HFSM Blog

Fig trees are symbiotic — that is to say, they can only survive to reproduce with the assistance of another creature, in this case a fig wasp.

Without the fig wasp’s pollinating activities, the tree would never produce a germinated seed for the next generation; alternatively, the fig wasp would never survive without the fig tree’s food and shelter.

This concept is similar to us as Christians in that we also cannot live alone — we too are symbiotic. ?As we draw from God, through Jesus Christ, let us remember that we need the assistance of other believers to produce a seed, which eventually yields a fruit.