I Am: True Vine

 

Unlike the previous ‘I am’ statements, Jesus is no longer proclaiming who He is to the world. His very public ministry shifts, and his final two statements are to privately comfort and assure his closest friends before his death: I am the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is reassuring them - I’m not gonna leave you. I’m on your side and directly after this - I am the true vine. Not only I am never going to leave you, but I am going to be living inside of you and you are going to be in me. Remain in me, the Spirit is coming, do not fear. Remain in me and I will remain in you.