As I prayed for a dear sister after service last Sunday, I had a vision. In this vision, I saw a connection as thin as a thread between God and man. But then, I saw another strand, and then another strand layer itself upon the thread, until the thread became a cord. Not a rope but a living cord, like a spinal column filled with life, communication, vitality, power, and resurrection life. I knew this was for her, but also for all of us in our union with Christ. What does this life connection look like? What can we expect as we join ourselves to Christ and His words? What happens if this connection becomes severed? What can be done to restore it? How do we strengthen and build it up?