Here is an updated illustration of John 15:1-5. I’m trying to connect Jesus’ metaphor of the Vine to a contemporary metaphor of electricity. In John 15, the Creator is the Vinegrower, Jesus is the Vine, the Spirit is the power of life flowing from every direction, we are the branches, and the fruit is the result of the branch remaining in the vine.

In the contemporary metaphor, the Creator is the generator, Jesus is the power grid, the Spirit is the electricity, we are the power strip, and anything that uses electricity is the result of staying plugged in to the grid.

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