This tree fascinates me. It has obviously been uprooted. You can even see the stone from the riverbank it brought with it when it flipped. Yet the tree hasn’t died. It is still flourishing as you can see from the photos below.
This tree makes me think about my faith and how my faith is rooted. We are told to build strong foundations on solid ground so we can weather any storm. This tree obviously had a root system established yet has been battered and blown. However it has such a root system established that it survived the storms by having roots running deep.
This is what I need in my faith. Even when I am blown over in a storm. My roots need to be firm in Christ forever. He sustains me and helps me grow.
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 NIV
Let my roots be deeply planted
Only in Christ
Spread so far
That if I become uprooted
My faith will not crumble
Let my roots keep me flourishing
So any storm that comes my way
Never fazes me
Keep my roots in you alone Jesus
Building me up
Keeping me strong
For all the glory goes to you
With every breathe I take