One Vine

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One of the sites we visited last week with our daughter Bethany and her family was New Harmony, Indiana. One stop on our tour was this historic house.

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Its entrance is at the end of an arbor. Notice the beautiful grapevine that covers the arbor.

A vine
One Vine

I didn’t leave off the s. That noun grapevine really is singular. This beautiful arbor is covered by the branches of one, and only one, plant — one grapevine. The arbor is at least forty feet long and about eight feet wide. The one vine covers both sides and the top.

I would love to see that grapevine when the grapes are ripe. The heart desire of every Christian mother is that her children be prolific fruit-bearing branches of the one true Vine now and forever.

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit,
He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit,
He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
You are already clean because of the word
which I have spoken to you.
Abide in Me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself
unless it abides in the vine,
so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
I am the vine, you are the branches;
he who abides in Me and I in him,
he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
John 15:1-5

 

 

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