In the matchless gift of His Son, God has encircled the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates the globe. All who choose to breathe this life-giving atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus. As the flower turns to the sun, that he bright beams may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of Righteousness , that heavens light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed into the likeness of Christ. May we forgive and accept truth in our lives and in the lives of others. May we all realize that lies destroy.
Jesus teaches the same thing when He says, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, accept in abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me….Without Me ye can do nothing.”
John 15:4-5. You are just as dependent upon Christ, in order to live a holy life, as is the branch upon the parent stock for growth and fruitfulness. Apart from Him you have no life. You have no power to resist temptation or to grow in grace and holiness. Abiding in Him, you may flourish. Drawing your life from him,
you will not wither nor be fruitless. You will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.