This week I had the privilege of telling the story of Basil The Branch at Goldthorpe Primary School. Basil the Branch is part of the vine… but makes a song and dance about growing grapes, believing that fruitfulness is all about self-effort…
You can watch part of the story by clicking on the link: Basil The Branch
Thankfully, Basil found that what really mattered was focussing on the vine and being part of the vine rather than on deep breaths, wiggling of shoulders and strange noises… Our fruitfulness too depends on our abiding in Jesus; the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control) is grown as the Holy Spirit lives in us.
Our thanks to Goldthorpe Primary School for allowing us to be involved in their assemblies.