Did you ever play “king of the hill” as a kid? We had a big dirt mound in the field at the end of our street and we used to get so dirty and scratched up seeing whom we could push off that mound to be the only one on top. The Christian life couldn’t be further from that kid’s game. It’s not about our sufficiency or our insufficiency but rather our complete and utter dependency on Christ.
Remember the branch bears the cluster not produces it. Jesus could bear fruit of His own, but He chooses to pour into and work through a branch (us). So we’re off the hook for the fruit, we just need to abide in the vine. Otherwise we’ll be spinning our wheels doing a lot of “nothing.” Yet, what a great promise of assurance, as we abide in Him, He promises to abide in us and that’s how we get things done.
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw