He planted a vineyard on a fertile hillside because he knew a hillside was the best place to plant good grapes.
He cleared the stones and planted only the choicest of vines.
He built a watchtower so he could watch over the vineyard and care for it.
He prepared a winepress in anticipation of making a fine wine with the good grapes.
He is our Father God. And we are the grapes.
He has placed me right where he wants me in this world and he has a purpose for me here. You have been placed here for a purpose, too.
He has prepared this place for us. He has prepared you and I for this place and he watches over us with love and care.
He has planted us in a fertile place where we have the opportunity to grow – if we want to.
God tells us in Isaiah 5 that he did this same thing for the nation of Israel. He prepared a place and planted them. But when he looked for good grapes to make the wine, he couldn’t find any.
There was only bad fruit. Because they didn’t choose God. They didn’t choose to grow in the fertile ground he had prepared for them.
God desires to make a fine wine out of the good grapes that he will grow in our lives if we let him.
What kind of grapes are we growing?
Thank you for your love and care for us, Abba Father.