Some of the simplest thing that the Bible teaches us are oftentimes some of the hardest things for us to do. In John's gospel, Jesus gives a LOT of things to consider before he leaves the upper room. One of these things is the final "I Am" statement in His being the true vine. After this though, Jesus's command is simple: "Remain in me." Yet at the same time, this is incredibly difficult. Quitting is not only easy to do, it feels easier and easier to do as time goes on. When things don't go our way, the easy thing to do is to quit and do something more convenient. This is where the command to remain becomes much harder. Perhaps this is a staple test of a true follower of Jesus. When things get difficult, those who truly love Jesus do one simple and difficult thing: remain.