Good Word Friday Theme: Abide
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5)
This month, we are talking about abiding in Christ. "Abide" means to remain, continue, dwell, live. Today's verse from John paints a famous picture of what it looks like to abide in Christ.
Imagine a grapevine. It's strong and robust. Its job is to support its branches by constantly supplying nutrients. When a branch is healthy, it produces delicious fruit by the bunch.
Jesus Christ is the vine, and we are the branches, ever-connected, always drawing nutrients from the vine. Everything we receive overflows into a fruitful, blessed life.
This past year, we've all felt disconnected at one point or another — from loved ones, from church, from work, from travel, from routine, from spontaneity, you name it. Perhaps this isolation has left us dry and weak.