Good morning, happy Wednesday, and blessings.
The Gospel for today is from John 15:1-8. Just in case you’re not familiar with this reading: it’s about Jesus being the Vine, and we are the branches. One of Jesus’ most vivid and powerful illustrations for the believer’s relationship with him is the vine and branches.
But what does it mean for us to abide in Jesus as branches in the vine? I believe three things are implied: connection, dependence, and continuance. Don’t think of these as three successive steps, but as three interwoven aspects of abiding.