Rinko Yugeta
Shiga, Japan

In the greenhouse of Sharon-Farm (Writer at second from right)

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 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…I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit.
(John 15:1, 2, 5)

We grow grapes in the greenhouse on our family farm. It takes a lot of work to make grapevines full of sweet and tasty fruit. So the story of the vine and the vinedresser from the Book of John touches my heart to shed tears of thankfulness. Especially, the phrase, "He prunes, that it may bear more fruit" (Verse 2) is engraved on my heart.

(2017)