|We made it. It’s June! Then my son comes home from a lawn mowing job, looks at me and says, “I miss the cooler weather.” It was just a few days ago I was turning on my electric blanket. Let’s not rush things.|
During our last cold snap, we had quite the hail storm… twice… in one day. Our poor plants were shredded. We have a vegetable garden and a flower garden plus a few pots. You can move the pots but the rest, unless you cover them, you pray for the best.
We didn’t cover them. Things came on a little quicker and harder than we expected. But they survived. As a matter of fact, they look great!
|Thinking about how great the flowers look after all they went through, got me thinking about one of my favorite devotionals. Andrew Murray’s “The True Vine.” The devotional is about abiding in the true vine, Jesus.|
“I am the true vine.” John 15:1a NASB ’95
Abiding in Jesus is not a passing thing or a one and done thing. John tells us again in the epistle 1 John to abide in Jesus. We can never discern truth if we are not abiding. We cannot grow if we are not abiding. And we abide by knowing His word, by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).
When you get your own personal hail storm thrown at you, abiding in Jesus is what’s going to see you through.