I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (without me: or, severed from me) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
I got to thinking about these verses and solar panels. One panel can generate some energy- a few more grouped together can supply more-When you connected a whole group of panels and have the full force of the Sun’s energy shinning on them you are then able to sustain power for an extended time. I think that same could be said of us in the church. When we as a group are connected together receiving our energy from the SON –that even on cloudy days we are able to keep the power going until the SON breaks through those clouds with His rays of Light and Power. We are able to keep the motors running and His work going out to others. Just a thought….How are you connected?