We are the branches
Too the vine on the tree of God’s fruit
How well we listen is be at one with him and the teachings take root
Then we tell our story of redemption as He gives us chance.
I remember that winter day as our team shared from the Word
When the scripture tell of how we grow in him on this mission
Sharing the gospel with authentic heart if we would listen
Telling the greatest story ever told or heard.
Their were many of us on this trip who got physically sick on this trip
We were uplifted by the message of being used as branches
Learning a new culture, languages and caring for others not just passing glances
Taking care of each other when we were weakest helped us get a grip.
So we had to rely on God as he was in us through the Holy Spirit each day
As we were in prayer and in His Word
When sharing too a people who thought faith was absurd,
Knowing that we had to be steadfast and be moulded like clay.
Our branches of unbelief were being pruned through the journey
Moving closer to God and making good friends
Learning we can be used as branches wherever God sends.
So we are truly valuable to God in this forest of life
May we go back to the innocence of our youth
And earnestly seek the truth
Give of ourselves to other and in Him will abide.
By Ty Stingel
January 2, 2014