It may seem that a continually watered tree is a good thing, wouldn’t you agree? But what happens in a drought? A well-watered tree only has shallow roots. How can a tree survive a drought if its roots cannot reach water deep beneath the surface? It can’t.
Times of drought are necessary to strengthen a tree. During these times, trees push their roots deeper into the soil to gain the nutrients they need. As the water table drops, the tree with deep roots can continue to flourish.
Life with God cannot always be sunshine and roses.
Dry times are a necessity. It is in these times of dryness that Jesus is waiting for us to push our roots deep into His love. To trust Him through the drought.
This week has been one of pain and loss for our family. Our long time in the wilderness built deep roots that allow us to draw from Jesus what we need in these times of difficulty. Though droughts come, deep roots pull the love of God through our bodies and spread outward. Even during trials, we can be a blessing to others. Today, whatever may happen in your world, may you press into Jesus and grow your roots deeply into His great love.
Homer and Wanda