When Jesus said “I am the vine and you are the branches,” a whole host of images and scriptures would have come to mind. Both the Psalmist David and many Prophets referred to Israel becoming a wild vine that had strayed off course from God’s intentions. When Jesus said I am the TRUE vine, he claimed to be the vine that would bring the wild vine back on course with God’s plans. As branches of that vine, we are to remain connected to Jesus and when we do, we bring life and goodness to the world around us. When we are disconnected from Jesus we bring just the opposite and no one wants to be around us.
So how do we connect to Jesus the TRUE vine? Through accepting him by faith as Lord and Savior. It’s that easy!