Monday, May 21, 2012

The Winery

Coronado Winery, Willcox AZ

John 15: 1-8

New King James Version

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

This weekend was our 33rd Anniversary. To observe said occasion, we decided to travel to a nearby winery for tasting and dinner. Much to our dismay, the winery was operating on limited staff and didn't mention in their online brochure that dinner wasn't served on Sundays. There were kind enough to point us in the direction of the community for the Annual Wine Tasting Event. So we drove there and had a time seeing the various winery displays and wines. For $10.00 one received a wine glass and six tickets to 'taste' various wines.

It was fun and interesting. They had local groups playing music (jazz in particular and my favorite!). The weather was quite warm, so we didn't stay outside too long - mid to high 90's already.  Frankly, I wasn't aware there were to many winery's in the SE section of Arizona. It reminded me of the scripture from from John 15. 

Pardon me? Is my fruit showing? Or is it that time of year for pruning?

Have a wonderful week!