Jesus is the vine; we are the branches. The connection between Jesus and believers is very strong. All our strength and beauty and ability come from this mysterious union. As a branch connected to the vine of Jesus, we abide in Him, we cling to Him, we put our burdens on Him, we get nearer and nearer to Him. We can do nothing of real value apart from Jesus, and, since we’ve been grafted into Him together, we can’t do anything of real value apart from each other. “Be the Branch” means abide in Jesus and serve and love each other.