Last month Suzanne and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. We went over to the valley and did something we have never done before – wine tasting. The owner of the vineyard talked with us about the different kinds of grapes they use to make the different kinds of wines. He was very proud of his wine. And he should be – it was quite good. But I left there thinking more about him, the owner of the vineyard, than about the fruit. He put all his attention on the vines, but the fruit I tasted put all my attention on him. (Pudding River Wine Cellars)
This weekend I’m going to wrap up our series in John 15: Life in the Vine by discussing how everything in our lives is meant to make God famous.
Think about this: in the story of David and Goliath who do you see yourself as? Most would say David. Who wants to be some ugly giant, right? And really we want to be the hero in every story. But are we like David in life? I mean, aren’t we more like the scared little Israelites that have been intimidated by the giants of life? I don’t want to offend anyone, but maybe we relate more to the sidekicks than we do the heroes in many stories. So, if we’re not the hero, who is?
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. (John 15:8 NIV)
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