The Broken Sprinkler

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:5


I live at home with my mother. She’s not exactly a handywoman, but she tries.  The other day the sprinkler was broken. She looked at it but didn’t know what to do. She left it alone for a while because she didn’t want to make the problem any worse, After a few weeks, she decided it was time to try again. She went to the hardware store to get a part, and came back and tried again. When she came back, she cut off the main valve to the sprinkler without realizing it was the main source of water, and it got plugged up!  
 When she told me, we both laughed.“Think of the parable of the branches. She said. “When we cut ourselves off from our source of strength, what happens?” 
  Mother’s right. How many times have you felt overwhelmed and said, “I can’t do this!” Did you ever stop to think that maybe you’re overwhelmed because you’re trying to do it all by yourself? I need help with things that most people would take for granted–like getting dressed. Without Jesus, I couldn’t handle the challenges of CP.  Who’s your source of strength?
Jesus, help me to always rely on you for strength.

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