Holy Hanging Out

Holy Hanging Out

May 5, 2024
John 15:1-12


As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you;
abide in my love.

from John 5:9


He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

There is a difference between visiting and moving in. You may deeply enjoy being there when you visit, but knowing you will eventually leave flavors everything. The difference between things that are temporary and those that are permanent is immense.

Jesus invites us to "Abide in him as He abides in us."

Abiding in him is very different from visiting him. It is living in Jesus' footsteps, living with him, not just talking about him. Abiding in Christ isn't going to church like we would a museum, appreciating what we see and experience, only to go home.
Abiding with Jesus is living with him and for him.