By Elliot Swattridge, St Peter’s and St James

“I am the vine, you are the branches”
(John 15:5)

Thought for the day:

This is our Lord’s wonderful relation to us. He is a Vine, and we are His branches. He says of you, “You are My branch”. He has chosen us to be His fruit-bearing branches – for the branches are the place a vine bears its delicious grapes. He has intimately and profoundly connected us with Him, and with one another.

Today’s prayer:

O Lord, praise be to You for our oneness with You.
What glory! Lord, let us be able to fully grasp this beautiful truth,
expressed here in this verse which will be our marvel throughout eternity.
That You would become one with us delights us beyond all measure.
Let there be no measure to our joy in our union with You!