On a recent stroller ride, I noticed new trees sprouting up from the ground. They formed a nice row of about 5 trees. These trees were growing up where an old tree once stood.
As I marveled at this resurrection God brought to mind that the old tree left its roots. As I thought about that I wondered if this works the same way for us? Do the roots that grow our own personal trees live on as testimony to our faith or lack of it?
The old testament talks about trees many times. I especially like the verse that talks about being planted by streams of water in Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither- whatever they do prospers.
We as Christians need to keep planted by life-giving water, keep bearing fruit, and continue to have life-sustaining leaves on our branches. We also need to make sure our Christian heritage has deep roots that live on long after we have gone “home” inspiring our family, friends, and many others to live a fruitful, deep-rooted life.
- Looking at roots, leaves and fruits that should be coming off of our life trees with you. – Michele