Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Faith gets stuck (literally!)
Since my last post, you guessed it...Faith was jealous! It's pretty typical if you've ever met her. (Yet she takes good care of Hope, cleans her a bit too much for my liking...but we'll avoid that topic.)
So yesterday I get a call from my youngest daughter, in a bit of
a panic. She said Faith was outside for longer than usual, and
when she approached her in the back yard she and her cute
little Santa outfit were 'stuck' to a bush and she was attached
to a branch. She couldn't leave...even if she wanted to.
Reminded me of the verse, "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."
Oh to have OUR faith stuck to His Vine just like sweet little
Faith in the back yard! (Maybe velcro is the answer!) How
often we try to break away, escape the very thing that gives us life. So often we feel it's restrictive, it's holding us back, slowing us down. Yet it is ultimately what gives us real power...His power, (rather than our own.)
So today, if you feel that your faith is stuck...abide in Him. Relax.
Enjoy the view.