“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:4-5 NLT
As I look out my window, it seems like spring may never come, there is still snow on the ground from the record breaking snow storm this past weekend. But God is faithful, and spring will come, trees will sprout leaves, and vines will begin to grow once again and produce fruit. Hopefully by the time you receive this newsletter the snow will have melted.
Jesus uses the analogy of the fruit producing vine to describe our relationship to Him, and to help us understand what we need to do in order to have fruitful lives as followers of Jesus. Jesus says we are to “remain in” or the older versions of the Bible say we are to “abide” in Him. Read more Abide in Jesus