In the vine

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, ESV)

Home, is a place to feel safe and loved.

“Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.” (John 15:3, ESV)

Enter.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” (John 15:9, ESV)

Abide.

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” (John 15:10, ESV)

Photo by Aaron Burden

Welcome to the land

In the past months, there have been enormous steps toward Aboriginal reconciliation in Australia.

An example was last night in Brisbane.
I was among about 100-150 people who were welcomed to the land by a local Aboriginal elder.

There was peace, respect, harmony, grace and formal welcome.

I look forward to being on land, and as a steward of the land, where I am fully welcome.