ROOTED

 

Inspired by my mother, who knows the Lord and has touched the face of God in worship and prayer. 


No matter how many storms have come her way, attempting to knock down this astounding, distinguished, and vibrant tree, they fail because she cannot be moved. 


Her leaves may become dried up and fall, 

Some branches brittle and break off, 

And her canopy bare, 

But only for a season. 

These trials are her lessons,

Priceless opportunities given only 

To pass the test of refinement. 

Because she is rooted 

She cannot be moved. 

She knows her Savior’s presence.

She knows where her help comes from.

It comes from the Lord.


The Word of God seeps up 

Strengthening her.

She drinks from the well that never runs dry, 

Jesus

Food of Life

Holy Spirit

Life-giving Water

She lives 

Because He lives 

In her.

 

On the last and greatest day of the festival, 

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, 

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, 

rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 

By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him 

were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, 

since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 7:37-39

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,

but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. 

Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 4:13,14

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, 

continue to live your lives in him, 

rooted and built up in him, 

strengthened in the faith as you were taught, 

and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6,7


“When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,

    but the righteous stand firm forever.”

Proverbs 10:25


“The righteous will never be uprooted,...”

Proverbs 10:30


Matthew 13:1-23

 

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