“Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 The disciple of the Lord Jesus needs the constant reminder that “apart from me you can do nothing.” Our strength is in Christ alone; apart from him, fruitfulness is a mere mirage. He who trusts in himself will, in time, discover an alien presence, as did the Apostle Peter. Our only safety is found in Jesus Christ; he is our security; he is our strength. With this in view, William Cowper (1731-1800) wrote the following hymn … Continue reading “Dependence”