WHEN THE ROOTS ARE DEEP, THERE’S NO REASON TO FEAR THE WIND
This weekend we hung a tree swing for our kids (& all our big kid friends) We selected the largest and strongest tree in our back yard as the place where it would be hung. As we cleared the ground beneath the tree, we saw just how incredible this trees root system was.
Its roots were so deep and impressive, developed over hundreds of years that tree was going nowhere. That’s why we had chosen it to bear the weight of the people we count most precious. Thats why we were confident to climb it and then swing under its shade. The trees roots were now a gift to our family. And so it is in our lives.
Many of us want to do more, before we become more. We want to carry more, before we commit more. We all need to keep deepening our roots if we want to handle more responsibility. Where are your roots in need of strengthening today?
Which areas are too shallow to take the weight. If your relationships are not rooted, they won’t stand the storm. If your faith is not sunk deep into the soil of Gods word it won’t be able to hold much weight. If your peace or patience is not yet rooted, then give it the time it deserves.
Do you have a root of love, generosity, joy, are you planted, faithful, reliable. I pray we all aim to have a life that others can find shade and joy within. I for one want to make sure when I welcome people to climb on the branches of my life, I have done the best I can to build as secure as I can.
So today I am working on my roots again, wanna join me. Let’s Keep working on our rooting, so we grow not just a large life but a life that holds fast.