Don’t you hate it when your laptop runs out of power?
No matter how long a battery life a laptop has, if it’s never plugged in, it will run down and the laptop won’t work and you can’t do any more work or stream any shows.
A laptop eventually needs to be plugged into its power source.
But what about for humans? Is there a power source which will help us from running down?
In the Bible, Jesus uses the image of the vine to describe himself and he encourages people to remain in him, for no branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine.
It’s almost as though for people to flourish and to bear fruit - they need to be connected to Jesus - as though he is the ultimate power source for true human flourishing.