1. So good!
    The dry times, the high gales drive our roots deep into the soil.
    I want to be that kind of tree!

  2. Powerful message, Diane. Sounds scary to have to go through the hurricane and thankful your husband was not hit. Love all the verses you shared and the insight about being rooted and grounded in Christ, God’s Word, and bearing fruit. It also reminded me of Psalm 1.

    “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” (Verses 1-3, NIV)

  3. Natural disasters are definitely horrifying experiences. I’ve been through both hurricanes and tornadoes. We had several trees uprooted through tornadoes and it’s amazing when I see those root balls on top of the ground instead of underneath where they belong.

  4. There is so much truth here. We must be deeply rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ. I know there have been times in my life that I was not rooted and it had heartbreaking outcomes. When the storms of life come in we must be prepared. Thanks for spreading Truth and Love Diane.

  5. I’ve visited that tree in the picture before. It’s awe inspiring! When we compare our roots in Christ to the roots that tree has, we can understand that we all can grow even more rooted in the word and grow more and more.

  6. Oh, how much I long for good roots! It’s easy to get distracted by all the things we see (and the things everyone else will see), but more than anything I want to be deeply rooted in God. I want to have strong roots that withstand the storms.

    (and I’m glad you’re all ok!)

  7. Great post! I have often prayed that God would make me like a oak tree, strong and resilient in His Word. I’ll be back later to link up, too! 8)

  8. I just love this comparison! The tree would have been damaged, and so would your house have been, if not for it’s strong, healthy roots! Thank you for sharing this, I needed to read this right now.

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