Have you ever examined the toes of your socks? There is a seam there, because that is where the machine (or your Granny) finished the knitting. That means there are two edges that must be joined together. There is a proper name for it, but I call it grafting because one part is joined to the other.
Imagine what life would be like if your toes were not grafted; pretty drafty. That’s exactly what life is like if we are not connected to Christ. He is our strength and he gives us our energy. He is where we find purity, escape from sin, and eternal life. Without his grafting us in, we feel the draft of loneliness, helplessness and neglect.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“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.
If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. (John 15:4-6, NIV)
Prayer – Father, graft us to yourself, we pray. Amen