“What’s wrong with me?”
I asked myself that question while seated in the window seat of the airplane. I plugged my headset, ready to listen to some music (I had preferred to listen to the Bible on CD, but had packed it away in my suitcase).
“Excuse me,” I said to the man beside me, “can you help me with finding the buttons?”
“Sure,” he said.
He showed me and I figured out the correct spots to change stations and adjust the volume.
But later when I wanted to change, nothing happened. I pressed, pressed some more and nada. I didn’t want to bother the man again. So, I kept trying.
It wasn’t till the end of the flight that I discovered the earphones had disconnected from the plug.
You’ve done that too, haven’t you? We all have done something similar in life. We try to listen to the music of our own wisdom by looking for the right button. We repeatedly press on, following our own abilities. And we keep trying, only to highlight our foolishness. Before we know it, we’re encountering nothing of value, of worth or meaning.
Could it be that we’re also disconnected? But, if we lean toward Jesus and ask Him, He’s the source to which we connect. Then we find the melody of life, the richness for our days and the abundance for our tomorrows.
Jesus said: “No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 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 15:4-5).
How much fruit is your life bearing these days?
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