The beautiful sky this morning was pillowed with purples and grays and sunlight cascaded into the realm of earth winking God’s divine presence into the wealth of the world–all that is good, and all that can be. When I was a little girl and the Divine light would funnel through a broken cloud, I just knew God was speaking; so this is what He says, dear team, this crisp pleasant morning:
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever–the Spirit of truth. . . . you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you . . .”(John 14:16-18)
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine . . .” (John 15:1-4)
He is the vine, we are his branches. The vine wraps around us and He speaks; and we are protected, and we can walk in fearlessness of purposeful stride.
Love to all. Dianne
Dianne Timmering, MBA, MFA, CNA
Vice President of Spirituality