Sunday Stillness – Is the Root the best part?
A few weeks ago I took the prompt for Creative Tuesdays for a FAIRY TALE TREE and I painted my fairy tale trees.
But I kept thinking about the word “tree”.
I looked at the tree as an analogy of my life.
By planting a firm foundation, getting a big strong root – then I will stand strong in the storms because the roots will hold me. Roots also search out water. And that’s what I do – I search for the life giving water of Jesus, in everything I do.
The leaves and branches represent my life – and storms come, sun shines; sometimes it’s cold, sometimes it’s hot. My leaves are how I get nutrients into my system, which means – Bible study, attending worship, reading and studying His Word. I even thought about the branches that hold the leaves. I think they are my interests and life experiences – holding many leaves where I learn. They could even be the gifts that God gives me.
But I kept coming back to the roots.
Here are my thoughts.
Where are more adventures? – in the roots.
Travelling – roots travel far to find water. This leads to more experiences.
Roots meet other roots – and sometimes forge alliances; other times they have to skirt around the obstruction or find a new path.
My imagination is like the root of a tree – I can go in any direction and for as far as I need to go.
But the roots can’t be seen except for the fruit I produce.
This is the root of my life – my decision to follow Christ.
It is the thing that holds everything together.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17, ESV).
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Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. Available in Kindle Format, in bookstores, online and from her website. Curriculum available upon request. Janis also is a contributor to Hope Stream Radio. Join her on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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