Thursday, March 27, 2008

Two Branches (Abiding) - an allegory

I was digging around this morning in Joel's archived articles and found a wonderful allegory that clearly pictures what it means to abide in Christ. I feel this is one of the best descriptions that I have ever read so I decided to bring it out into the open for all of you to read and enjoy.


Joel Brueseke said...

Hi Aida,

That article was one of the rare times when I was able to actually focus on writing 'fiction.' :) I didn't even set out to write a story, but as I thought about branches abiding in the vine, two "characters" came to mind and it was pretty easy to put them in two different situations that sort of went along with finding life by remaining in the vine, or trying to find life elsewhere through not remaining in the vine.

Aida said...

Well, I think you did a great job on this allegory. I re-read it yesterday because it really gives a clear picture of what it means to rest and it filled in a lot of gaps for me. It's a great story to meditate on whenever someone is tempted to get out there and be one of the 10 percent that is doing 90 percent of the work.

I even posted the link on someone's blog who is just learning about resting in Christ's finished work.