Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Vines And Branches
However, the vine is at the mercy of the branches from which the leaves grow to produce the carbohydrates necessary for vine growth. We all remember photosynthesis in which carbon dioxide and water combine to produce glucose (sugar) and oxygen. Importantly, light energy is critically important for this reaction and conversion. Without light there’s no oxygen, and life (with some exceptions) is doomed.
The vine, Jesus, depends on all of us leaves to sustain him. In the words of biologists, it’s a mutualism relationship with each benefiting and depending on the other for sustenance and survival.
So, let’s turn our leaves to Christ’s light and make some fruit. It’s far better than the hot and smoky alternative.
Deacon David Pierce