“I AM the True Vine,
and my Father is the vinedresser.
… I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me
and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit,
for apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:1, 5
Horticulture is the symbol for this name Jesus speaks about Himself. The application is obvious: where are we planted? In the True Vine of Christ or in a counterfeit vine?
Not so obvious is our root system which is always below the soil of any growing thing. Are we sending roots into unhealthy poisonous soil or into soil by “streams of water that yields its fruit in its season” (Psalm 1:4)?
This is the call of Jesus to us every day: Pay attention to your soil, notice where you are abiding. The word abiding means to draw your life source from. The True Vine invites our full complete connection in Him.
May it be so especially this Holy Week.
Soak in His life-giving Truth. It is food for your soul.