The more I learn about the 19th century pastor/author Andrew Murray, the more I like him! His book Humility really impacted me about a year and a half ago. And now I'm reading his devotional writings on John 15- The True Vine.
He begins the book with these words,
"All earthly things are the shadows of heavenly realities-- the expression, in created, visible forms, of the invisible glory of God...all the vines of earth are pictures and emblems of himself."Kinda like the carrot reminds us of God's work in our potential. If you weren't in the sermon this weekend, I'll explain that more later.