Locks, Apples, & Abilene // John 15:5

Can we just lock time for a moment? 

Our lunch conversation at work today centered around the battle between maintaining contentment in our circumstances while also desperately seeking to know God more & more. As we discussed the book we’ve been reading all summer long, this quote jumped off the page:

“When will we learn the lesson of Christ not to be satisfied with merely the firstfruits?” -Dr. Robert E. Coleman 

Imagine a precious little child with little feet balancing on tiny tiptoes as his or her hand reaches up and grabs an apple from a tree laden with ripe fruit. The child gleefully skips away, thrilled with the one shiny apple he or she worked so hard to pick, yet the child never notices the ladder resting on the tree trunk, the empty basket on the ground, or the dozens and dozens of perfectly ripened apples nestled farther up in the tree. 

Why only clean the fruit off the bottom of the tree when we can climb into the branches and harvest so much more?

// There are only 9 more work days left of my summer at Abilene Baptist, and I’m just not quite ready for these days to end.

John 15:5- “I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”


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2 responses to “Locks, Apples, & Abilene // John 15:5”

  1. Lori Burdette says:

    I don’t want you to leave!!

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