12 May 2016
I AM – The Vine
Greetings Dear Reader,
"I am the vine. You are the branches. Those who live in me while I live in them will produce a lot of fruit. But you can't produce anything without me.”
The great truth here is that we are an extension of Christ in the world. It is mutual. We are in Christ and he is in us growing our effectiveness. As we follow and draw closer we become more a reflection of what he offers the world.
It is the connected nature of the life in Christ that matters. It is about unity and growth and infinite diversity all living in harmony. It is harmonization of effort to bring the world back to good.
An aspect of this that drives me is that the branch cannot survive disconnected from the vine. From the vine it draws its sustenance to produce fruit. From the vine it finds the strength to grow, flower, and produce. It is our duty to grow and reproduce. It is my obligation to be an extension of Christ making life.
We are bound to Christ and that is where we should be. It is in him that we find life and the power to extend it through him.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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