I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
Gracious Lord, we give thanks for the connections in our lives, whether it is brief interactions in the busyness of our day that brings a smile or long and deep relationships that only get better with age. In these connections we grow stronger in our faith and knowledge of you, our Savior. Amen.