Lessons About Grafting

I learned something that fairly blew my brain recently. It was in the middle of a fantastic sermon by Matt Pearson on John 15. The text deals with God’s people as the vine and God as the Vinedresser. Part of that process involves grafting.

I learned that grafting involves taking a helpless vine and attaching it to a healthy vine. To attach another vine, you must first wound the healthy vine to be able to join it with the vine that is helpless. That way they can bond.

Interesting how the Bible says that Jesus was wounded for our healing. He who knew no sin became sin for us and took on the awful punishment that such sin deserved so that we who were the ones who deserved punishment might know what it’s like to be God’s family and be called the sons and daughters of God.

Sometimes I would be wise to remember that it’s not that Jesus ever needed me or my talents or my wisdom or my anything. It was I who desperately needed Jesus. It’s still my need for Jesus that drives me.

I love that Jesus doesn’t need me for anything but still wants me. I don’t add a thing to Him or anything He does, but He still chooses me to be a part of what He’s doing. And He’s not about to quit on me or decide that I’m just not worth it. And the same goes for any of you.

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