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Ephesians 3:14-21

Rooted in Love

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Ephesians 3:14-21

Rooted in Love

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: A raw carrot with green top intact, if available.

Today we’re going to talk about roots. Roots are dirty and most are not very pretty, but those of you who like to garden know how important roots are. Can you tell us why?

Yes, roots bring water and food to the plant. Without a good root system a plant will wither and die.

Plants that live in the desert have roots that go deep to find water and some of these roots grow to a length of 80 feet (25 meters).

A type of fig tree in South Africa is reported to have roots that reach down at least 400 feet (120 meters). That is the size of a forty story building.

Have you ever planted carrots? Carrots are a root vegetable. What you eat is actually the plant’s root. This is one root that is quite beautiful.

The Bible tells us that when you put your faith in Christ “you are being rooted and grounded in love.”

Wow, how spectacular to think of ourselves as being “rooted and grounded in love.” God’s love provides nourishment. We are given all we need to flourish and grow.

The Bible also teaches us that God’s love, “at work within us” is powerful and “able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine…”

Remember your strong roots that are grounded in God’s love and grow to be the best you can be.

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan