Hold On - February 18, 2022

Jesus said, “A branch cannot bear fruit if it’s severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me” (John 15:4). The dominant duty of the branch is to cling to the vine. The dominant duty of the disciple is the same.

We Christians tend to miss this. We banter about pledges to “make a difference for Christ.” Yet our goal is not to bear fruit. Our goal is to stay attached. When a father leads his four-year-old son down a crowded street, he takes him by the hand and gives him one responsibility: “Hold on to my hand.”

God does the same with us. Your goal is not to know every detail of the future. Your goal is to hold the hand of the one who does and never, ever let him go.