On this Father’s Day, we think of earthly fathers. God the Father is the Vinedresser or caretaker. He says that Christ is the vine, but this message is more on God our Father.
God the Father removes those branches that do not bear fruit and prunes those that do bear fruit. Some things in the lives of our children simply need to be removed. A few things come to mind: Alcohol, cigarettes, ungodly friends, illegal drugs, pornography, profanity, laziness, greed, and vengeance. The Vinedresser’s goal is more and better fruit.
Every child will produce some kind of fruit. When a child manifests love, joy, peace, diligence, faithfulness, and honesty, the human father will be honored maybe even glorified. When the child manifests addictions, thievery, materialism, slothfulness, and immorality, the father will be dishonored.
If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him? (Matthew 7:11 TPT)