“Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong” (Ephesians 3:17b, NLT).

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One of the big dangers of a storm with powerful wind is falling trees. We’ve all seen pictures of—or experienced—a huge tree that has been ripped from the ground and has fallen over a house or cars and sadly, sometimes injured or killed people. When the shallowness of the roots are exposed, it’s hard to believe the tree could even stand up at all.

Just as healthy trees need strong, deep roots, so we need deep roots in Christ. He is the nourishing soil, the water and the sunlight. As we trust in his goodness and grace, he gives us growth and stability, securing us in his love. When the winds blow—and they will—we can stand strong, knowing our roots are deep in the one who can keep us from falling.