God plants us in his love

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

Picea abies, single tree. Russia, Ivanovo Dist...

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.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

4 thoughts on “God plants us in his love”

  1. Tammy if the roots keep our faith in god strong, what do the trunk and limbs do?? Wanted to know if there were any scriptures on the subject

    1. I don’t think the analogy goes that far. But Jesus did say he is the Vine, we are the branches and need to stay attached. That’s how he produces fruit in us.

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