For many years there has been a pear tree on the property of our church. Every year the tree produces an abundance of juicy, tasty pears. Neighbors often stop and ask if they may gather some of the pears. Sometimes people driving by will stop and ask permission to take some of the fruit home with them.
A recent storm blew through our town, knocking down many trees and limbs. The church’s pear tree was one of the casualties. Full of small, unripe pears, the tree blew over. Apparently it did not have much of a root system. From what I can see, it’s a wonder the tree has stood for as many years as it has.
If we don’t have a deeply rooted faith, it is highly likely that we will eventually become uprooted by one of life’s storms. We need to put down deep roots. We must study the Bible intently, obey God boldly, pray fervently, worship passionately and serve diligently. Put your roots down deep in the faith!
“…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power…”—Ephesians 3:17-18