The band of brothers enjoyed another excellent time of fellowship this morning.  What better than to have a hearty breakfast followed by a time of worship and mind provoking devotion from Jonathan.  One of the verses Jonathan read was  John 15:2  “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”  When times get tough, when things go wrong, what do we tell ourselves.  Are we under attack or are we being pruned.  We have a God who loves us and wants the best for us so we should expect to be pruned so that we will be even more fruitful.  Yes pruning is hard but it is for a Godly purpose.