A Unique Relationship
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can you, except you abide in me.”
In order to fully grasp the nature of such a deep, productive relationship, we have to take the first step of establishing a basic relationship with Christ. This means that we must believe that Christ came into the world as the sent Son of God to atone for the sin of the world, to redeem the world, and to bring all of us back into a Father – child relationship with God. Then, only then, can we begin to nurture such a relationship.
The disciples had already taken the first step and now Jesus is teaching them how they must move to the next level to complete the purpose for which He called them, and us – to have a mature, unique relationship with God.