There is a lot involved in being a Vinedresser. It’s a year-round job that requires pruning skills, constant monitoring and evaluation plus the knowledge of all the pests which could possibly attack and ruin the fruit.
John 15:1 starts by saying
“I am the true vine and my father is the vinedresser.”
It’s a very simple statement, but there is so much to be thankful for in it. For me, it holds the same wonderful promise in Hebrews of never leaving us or forsaking us. It’s God remaining in us and by our side, constantly monitoring and evaluating our needs, pruning us through circumstances, both good and bad, so we can produce beautiful fruit.
After reading, studying and rereading this verse, what stands out most to me, what I needed a reminder of right now, is His knowledge of all the pests which are trying to destroy us – the pests being our thoughts, our weaknesses, our bad habits . . . whatever the pest may be, I find tremendous comfort in His help in keeping the threat of these pests away.
And in the right time, I know we will see the harvest in the vineyard we call life.