Thursday, February 23, 2012

Supported By the Root

My children are older now so we are past the stage of losing teeth, but I remember those times when they would come to me with a lose tooth.  Sometimes the tooth would be so lose that the only thing keeping it in place was a small section still connected to the root.

I had to throw away a house plant recently; it's one that I have had for years.  That plant survived days, maybe even weeks, of not being watered.  It didn't receive a lot of sunlight, but it had strong roots.  That is until my cat discovered the plant.  For some reason he suddenly decided that it was fun to lay on top of the plant, in the pot, and he would dig around in the dirt.  In it's last days, that plant was only connected to the dirt by a small piece of root.  When that root broke, the plant died. 
" ...Do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this:
 You do not support the root, but the root supports you."  Romans 11:18 NIV
We have been accepted into God's family by His kindness and we stand by our faith.  We have been grafted into the Vine and His strong roots support us

Do you think it's easier for God to love you when you are good?

Do you think God chose you because you deserve it?

Do you think some people's behavior is so bad that God couldn't possibly save them?

Do you think you are more worthy to receive God's grace than others? 

We are saved through faith in Christ, not because we are part of a nation, religion or family.  God chose us and made us part of His family.  We live because of Him.

Perhaps you feel like you are just barely hanging on today.  Just like with the tooth and the plant, as long as there is a section that is still connected, there is life. 

Are you being supported by The Root today?

Many blessings,

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  1. HI Lisa - wow, great post. Sometimes I do feel like I am barely connected (my fault) but thankfully being connected to the root, even by the tiniest bit, is all it takes to keep contact with the water of life.
    God bless

  2. Great post. It's not the outside, but whether we are attached to our Lord and Savior.

  3. Great analogy, Lisa. We need to stay firmly attached to the root.

  4. Great post, Lisa. I want to stay connected to Him!

  5. This makes me think of Ephesians 3:17 where Paul prays for our roots to grow deep in God's love. A wonderful visual - thanks!