Staying Plugged In
One year, the unseasonable warm weather gave me the opportunity to finally wash my car. One of the items needed was a long extension cord for the vacuum cleaner and a place to plug it in. The nearest socket already had the freezer plugged into it. As I unplugged the freezer I said to myself, “Make sure you plug the freezer back into the socket after you’re finished!”
Several days later, much to her dismay, my wife, in seeking to pick something out for dinner, discovered that I had not plugged the freezer back into the socket when I had finished washing the car. Much of the food had to be thrown away, some could be saved and other items needed to be prepared and eaten right away.
Outside of that being one of the dumbest things I did this year, I thought of how that large freezer depended so much on that tiny cord and the electricity which ran through it. Without it, it could not function as its maker had intended. It was unable to keep things from going bad.
CONSIDER, Jesus in saying His goodbyes to His disciples told them that they would need to stay plugged in to God if they hoped to make it through life and especially if they hoped to help others do the same.
Jesus said to them, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who 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
Rev. Wendell Mettey
Revised: January 27, 2014