I know you’ve heard it said that the roots of a tree run deep. When a tree is uprooted that saying doesn’t seem to hold true because most of the roots are broken off and left in the ground. As we grow in our faith, our roots are becoming established so that what is unseen is bigger than what is seen. We are reaching down deep, being watered by the Word and becoming stronger as we reach the nourishment that can only be found in Jesus. When the storms of life blow all our leaves off, because our roots run deeper than what is exposed, we will continue to stand tall. Our beauty may be diminished for a time, but as the seasons change, we will produce new leaves and become more beautiful than before. Don’t lose hope as you go through trials; a new day and a new season are just around the corner. Your roots will hold you firmly in place because they are established in Jesus.
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:8