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Know me

Friday, August 5th, 2011

No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.
Luke 6:43-44

Flights always bring up a sense of dread in me. I know I probably wouldn’t die. I’m not aerophobic. But I have a deep respect that at 30,000 ft in the air, I am very much subject to the law of gravity. But it isn’t the law of gravity that makes it scary, death is but a passage. In the end, I am at the mercy of God both in life and in death.

Before every flight, my mental preparation is simple. I look to God with confidence, knowing that He loves and accepts me as His son. Then I ask myself “What is my legacy? What will I be remembered by? Where is my fruit? ”

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. 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 you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:4-5

If I was to be known by anything, I would like to be known for God’s fruit in me. That I love God. I love my wife. And I love everyone around me.