Christ the Pruner

Madonna of the Rose Bush

Madonna of the Rose Bush

Today was hot and humid.  My task was to prune the dead blooms from our rose bushes.  As I moved from one bush to another, my mind drifted to “he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2).  As I pruned the dead blooms from the bushes, so that they would bloom again in beautiful splendor, I though of how Christ prunes me so that I may bloom through His grace.

Why do I run from His pruning shears?  Him prunes in love.  He prunes me so that I may show forth His glory and bare fruit in His name.

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