40 Days of Love – Day 34 – Vines and Branches
5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV)
I am so amazed at how simple Jesus was in what he taught and in how he lived it out. He used everyday objects and situations to explain deeply spiritual concepts. In today’s reading it is a vine and a branch. The branch cannot exist apart from the vine. We cannot exist apart from Jesus. How simple and yet how profound.
We are prone to try to take sustenance from other sources and find ourselves starving and dying. Peter got it right when he said, “Who else has the words of eternal life?” why do we work so hard to find alternatives to what Jesus teaches. Must be our bent toward sin.
Today the lesson is simple and the truth profound. Abide in the vine – stay attached – the Vine has everything you need and will produce in you what God wants.
Let stay attached to the Vine and nothing else.
What do you thnk?
Lord, Please help me to be an abiding branch in the vine who is Jesus. Help be bear fruit out of my abiding relationship.
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