John 15.1-8

Some fires are burning brightly in a vineyard.  These blazes are protecting new growth from frost.  We know that the Lord who looks forward to the grape-harvest does not want there to be unnecessary losses. The fires amid the vines are a reminder of his protective care.  Some branches are collected and thrown on the fire and they are burnt [1].  The destruction by fire of withered branches is an important image of what it is like to be cut off from Christ. He tells us of...