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Bread for the Journey

John 15:1 - 2, 5, 7 - 8 

"I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He trims clean so that it will be even more fruitful.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."

While traveling in Europe, we saw hillsides and valleys covered in terraced vineyards.
Great care was taken in looking after these vineyards so that they would produce the best fruit.

It reminded me of Christ, who used the image of a vine, branches and fruit to illustrate how
 our lives are rooted in God and how Christ, the gardener tends our lives
to produce fruit which will glorify Him.
He provides the fertile soil, the sun and the rain and prunes us diligently when needed.
May we remain rooted in Christ, the Vine and submit to God, the Gardener's pruning.


  1. Thank you for sharing the word with me this morning.

  2. First let me say,'that picture makes my mouth water'.The verses have even more meaning when looking at this vineyard.Thanks and have a day filled with blessings,

  3. This is perhaps my favorite Bible Lesson. Thank you for sharing it and all your wonderful recipes.

  4. Thanks for such a positive uplifting post today :).

  5. I just recently found your blog and have been blessed by your daily post. This one is especially beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Beautiful photo, Bev! and beautiful truth!

  7. may my life bear rich fruit for him!

  8. I look forwarad to your Bread for the Journey post every week. Just beautiful.

  9. Thank you for posting this scripture - it is something I needed to hear at this time in my life.


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