Yes, in John 15, the many pictures of the relationship between God and His people the vine and branch picture accentuates total reliance and the need for consistent harmony. The branch depends on the vine even more than the sheep depends on the shepherd, or the child depends on the father. As Jesus was about to depart from His disciples, this was a substantial incentive and inspiring encouragement. He would remain united to them and Him as truly as branches are connected to the main vine. Put it this way, the connection between God and His people, the vine and branches underline total reliance and the requirement for the consistent association. The branch relies upon the plant much more than the sheep relies upon the shepherd, or the kid depends upon the dad. As Jesus was going to depart temporarily from His followers, this was a significant consolation. He would stay wedded to them and Him as genuinely as branches are associated with vine. That’s it for us today – Jesus Christ is the Vine, and we are the Branches.