Musings

Deep Roots

 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

I love hydrangea – many of you know that!  They take a LOT of water – especially when they are planted in a place where there is a great amount of sun!  The large beautiful flowers are so delicate – and without the water in their stems they droop over and loose their beauty so quickly.   They need water – and lots of it – especially  in the hot weather which we have had such an abundance of this year.  I am amazed at the amount this plant is drinking – from the roots to the stems – to the flowers.  You can see how the water gives the stems strength and lifts the plant giving it the ability to stand up against the sun, and the wind.

Deep roots are so important – for when the soil on the surface dries out the deeper the roots, the more moisture and water is available.

I am so thankful that I have deep roots in my life.  I am thankful that these deep rooted values and beliefs which stem from my faith, keep me grounded and firm when the winds of life blow and the sun dries the ground around.  I will not be blown down although maybe tossed around – the deep roots keep me planted and steadfast.  When in a dry season, my deep roots allow me to draw on water that is deeper than I knew could possibly be there.

It is so important to be a deeply rooted person – because the winds of life will blow, and drought will come – but for those whose roots are deep – for those who can stand firm with integrity and truth and love – they will not be moved.

Make sure you grow deep roots in your life – deep roots will prove to be invaluable in times of trouble – in times of storm and in times of drought.