The Most Important Connection

The Most Important Connection

The most important connectionWhat is the most important connection you can make in your lifetime? Social networking has its place and it’s great to have friends. You can be on the top of the world of connections but if you haven’t made the most important connection, you don’t have anything. What could this be?

It’s certainly possible to say, “Other branches were pruned so that I could be grafted in!” Well and good. But they were pruned because they were deadwood, no longer connected by belief and commitment to the root. The only reason you’re on the tree is because your graft “took” when you believed, and because you’re connected to that belief-nurturing root. So don’t get cocky and strut your branch. Be humbly mindful of the root that keeps you lithe and green. (Romans 11:19-20, MSG, emphasis added,*)

The most important connection

If we are not connected with Jesus, we are not truly alive. Because if we are not connected by belief and commitment to Jesus, we are only deadwood. And you do know what happens to deadwood, right? (If you want more of either belief or commitment, just ask God. He is happy to answer your prayer.)

The sap in us that keeps us robust is the blood of Christ. The root of our wellbeing is Jesus. He and only he keeps us alive and well. Hence, the most important connection we can ever make is with Jesus. He is our lifeline, he is our everything. Thank you, Jesus!

 

Gracious God,
How good you are to us!
Thank you for providing us the most important connection to us.
Strengthen our connection to Jesus.
Increase our faith and commitment to you.
You make everything blossom.
Be praised forevermore!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What’s the most important connection in your life?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you connect by belief and commitment to Jesus!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Image courtesy of Chris Kennedy. This post is refurbished from 2011. Linking up today with Dance with Jesus, Five-minute Friday.

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