Friday, February 17, 2012

A life changing quote...

OK, Maybe just life changing for me. But it may be for you too. I found this quote on someone else's blog, and it was just what I needed, when I needed it. Read it for yourself:

“I was shown a cluster of trees standing near together, forming a circle. Running up over these trees was a vine which covered them at the top and rested upon them, forming an arbor. Soon I saw the trees swaying to and fro, as though moved by a powerful wind. One branch after another of the vine was shaken from its support until the vine was shaken loose from the trees except a few tendrils which were left clinging to the lower branches. A person then came up and severed the remaining clinging tendrils of the vine, and it lay prostrated upon the earth.

The distress and anguish of my mind as I saw the vine

lying upon the ground was beyond description. Many passed and looked pityingly upon it, and I waited anxiously for a friendly hand to raise it; but no help was offered. I inquired why no hand raised the vine. Presently I saw an angel come to the apparently deserted vine. He spread out his arms and placed them beneath the vine and raised it so that it stood upright, saying: "Stand toward heaven, and let thy tendrils entwine about God. Thou art shaken from human support. Thou canst stand, in the strength of God, and flourish without it. Lean upon God alone, and thou shalt never lean in vain, or be shaken therefrom." I felt inexpressible relief, amounting to joy, as I saw the neglected vine cared for. I turned to the angel and inquired what these things meant. Said he: "Thou art this vine. All this thou wilt experience, and then, when these things occur, thou shalt fully understand the figure of the vine. God will be to thee a present help in time of trouble." 'Testimonies', volume 1, pg. 583.

Please listen to one who has leaned too long on humanity: it's not worth it. God is our only source of strength. Let's lean on Him, Amen?

Your fellow vine, climbing heavenward,



  1. Thank you Schane!
    Just what I needed :)
    Wishing you a Blessed Sabbath

  2. Well, maybe there are a whole bunch of us that can say it was just what we needed! :-) It sure was for me. And when I needed it. You have a great Sabbath too!