The Vine

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The Vine_tn“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

As I was in Bangkok, last weekend, I was amazed by the sight of hundreds of electrical wires looping around poles, hanging in plain sight, and chaotically supplying power to the city.

Bangkok is a city that never sleeps. Millions of homes, televisions, computers, traffic lights, street lamps, shopping centers, giant malls, office towers, government buildings, and retail shops are powered by tons of heavy electrical wires hanging on sturdy concrete poles. Without this myriad of wires, the city would be in total darkness. Chaos would run wild. People are so dependent on electrical power.

These electrical wires reminded me of Jesus, the vine, the eternal source that supplies life, energy, strength, and convictions to us. Our lives are so dependent on Him. Through His Spirit, invisible to our human eyes just as electricity is, He supplies the needed life resources to us. These life essential resources zap back and forth through the Spirit’s wire to us. Without Him, the vine, the power running through these wires into our lives, we too will be in total darkness. Chaos would run through our lives.

by TMLee

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