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I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.

John 15:1 NIV

Humanity grows or withers within a divine garden.

God the Father owns the garden. He nurtures and tends it, desiring that every branch would be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28).

Jesus the Son is the true vine. He is the source of life for every branch (person) in history.

John 15:1 shows us that the Father and the Son partner in producing fruit, growth, and abundant life in every person. Click To Tweet

Their shared desire is for our healing and wholeness. After all, what gardener wants branches that wither and go brittle?

Skilled gardeners nourish the soil… They strategically place plants to get the right amount of sunlight to thrive… They water consistently…

We will explore more about the great Gardener and Vine we’re invited to abide in. But today, take John 15:1’s message to heart: the Father and the Son partner to work life in you and through you.

Approach God with this assurance today.


Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, author of two bestselling books Today We Win and The Men With Bare Feet, host of The Bible Better Podcast, and editor of Short Daily Devotions.