Clematis vines have tendrils which cause them to cling to the fence or wall on which they grow. I don't know what they are called, but they are extremely hard to disentangle from the fence when you want to move the vine or trim it. In fact, when I first tried to disentangle a clematis that was growing over adjacent plants, rather than growing up the fence where I wanted it to be, the plant nearly died. It seemed that every part of the vine I touched turned brown. I pried those tendrils loose ever-so-gently, but still they died.
Recently I've had it in mind that we need those same types of tendrils to cling to Jesus. We need to be hard to separate from him. I realize that in this image Jesus is the fence and we are the vine - not quite what Jesus said about him being the vine and us being the branches. But I think the image of the clinging vine has some merit.
Anyway, the message is cling to Jesus, be hard to separate from him, and, as always, keep close to him in prayer. (And I hope you enjoy the photo of the clematis vine from my backyard.)
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.