Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Your Roots Are Showing...

Or at least I hope they are!

We're not talking Cosmetology 101 here, though, we are having us a little dendrology lesson. Dendrology is the study of trees, which I just learned myself on Google.

I was reading a book about trees with my six-year-old and learned that one of the reasons a tree has roots is to keep it from falling over. Now, I knew about drawing nutrients and all that, but keeping the tree upright? That was new for me. My son looked at me and said, "Duh, mom. To keep it all stabled."

The biblical application of this fact"stabled" me as well. Scripture speaks of putting down roots in Christ so we can be strong in our faith. I think of roots as feeding the heart of the tree, which makes sense too. But, when the storms come and the winds blow, it is the roots that keep the tree from falling over.

When the storms come and the winds blow in our lives, and we know they will, it is our roots that will keep us upright. Dig'em deep.

"Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the faith you were taught. (Col. 2:7)"


  1. Great insight! I think of the tall redwood trees and wonder what kind of roots it takes to hold them upright? You wrote it beautifully.

  2. Love this! Everyday I must tend to those roots. Digging deeper into God's word in order for my roots to become stronger.