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Thursday, August 29, 2013

John 15:16a

Wild Coffee, Long Key Natural Area, Davie, FL, AUG 2013

You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last
John 15:16a

Appointed can mean designated or equipped. I think in our case it means both. God designates and equips us "to bear fruit."
So what does that mean?
Bear fruit.
And not just any fruit, but good fruit as we we read elsewhere in the gospels. And not just some fruit, but much fruit. And this fruit is not of our own making but comes from our relationship with God in and through Christ Jesus. 
Bear fruit.
If fruit is how God makes Christ known through us, then love is at its heart. Love that bears the unmistakable mark of the love of God for us. Love in abundance, given freely and generously and graciously and compassionately. Love that abhors injustice, serves willingly, and humbly repents of its own shortcomings and brokenness. For that is truly fruit that will last.

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