It’s All About the Roots

On one of my early morning walks, I happened to stop and gaze at a tree, and I felt this little gem drop into my heart. You may think “Well, yes, I know that,” but it was just what I needed at the time.

Trees sometimes are dealt harsh blows by nature. Flood waters may rise up around them, or a bush fire flashes past, but they survive.

A well established tree, with a strong root system, will survive a flood. Though it becomes waterlogged and some of its branches and roots die, it will regenerate in time. If it is not well-grown, or its roots are shallow, it will simply be washed over or drown.

The same thing happens in a fire. If a tree is well established, even though all its leaves and branches are burned, if its root system is strong, all the greenery will grow back again.

It’s all about the roots. For us too. If our foundation (roots) are firmly established in God, then no matter what trial comes our way, even if we feel like we are drowning in our circumstances, or being burned alive, we will survive. And even more than that, we will find new life and new vision for the future.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.[Isaiah 43:2 NIV]

Published in: on 25th October, 2010 at 7:47 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. Sound wisdom my dear friend. Sometimes we think a plant/tree is lost when the leaves are withered, but you reminded me… real life comes from the roots, and regeneration begins with the unseen.
    Blessings to you
    Dotti XX

    • Yep, gotta keep our foundation in God strong and healthy, then no matter what comes against us, we will stand. Amen.

  2. I discovered an amazing thing last year. Olive trees not only survive underwater, but they keep growing! If we choose to be like olive trees, we find even in the floods we can keep growing.

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