In the fleeting moments of his time here on earth, Jesus showed his disciples that their fruitfulness is dependent on their connectedness to the vine. This is a new way of living in the world.
The real preparation for Christmas must take place in our hearts.
Jesus’ words also accentuate the truth found throughout Scripture that all of creation glorifies God. May we not get so distracted by our own pursuits, agendas and religiosity that we miss the significance of encountering our Savior and King.