Monday, April 30, 2012

Jesus, the True Vine

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Lots of sunshine this morning, after an overcast afternoon yesterday.  Already, I can see branches waving, which means the wind is picking up, so it will be another windy afternoon.

I went to the park after church and saw a birthday party taking place in the shelter, and lots of tables taken with picnickers  and people taking photos of most anything  unfamiliar to them. I see all kinds of dogs being walked, big, little, sometimes two at a time by one person. the gopher was not in sight, but the egrets were in place by the bridge and further on down the canal. It was a peaceful place! God is good! Saw the Rays win last night and that was good. too!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

John 15:1-8

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit, so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message  I have given you. 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 apart from me.

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit. For apart from me, you can do nothing. Anyone who parts from me, and is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you stay joined to me, and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you ask, and it will be granted. My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings much glory to my Father.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,