“Jiraporn Sappayabanphot spoke on the topic “Jesus, the True Vine.” Her English presentation and the Thai translation admonishing us to continue to stay connected to Jesus was engaging. Using the illustration of a smartphone not connected to the internet, she explored it’s limited yet useful capabilities. However, when compared to the internet -connected smartphone, there is a vast difference. Similarly, staying close to Christ Jesus in both the good and challenging times is significantly different than if we were not connected.
In closing, she stated that Jesus knocks at the door of our heart. He wants to be with us to share his love and support. The question is, are we ready for that connection with Jesus to talk with Him? When we don’t have anyone and feel hopeless, He is there. So ask yourself what kind of relationship you want, an unconnected one or like the smartphone with Wi-Fi entirely connected to God? It is in your hands. We pray you will connect mightily with God.”
Mr. Karlton Keller
Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Humanities