Like Aspen trees, our growth in Christ comes from our roots in him
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“The time is coming when Jacob’s descendants will take root. Israel will bud and blossom and fill the whole earth with fruit!”
Isaiah 27:6 New Living Translation
The Rocky Mountains are known for their massive aspen groves. These groves are beautiful anytime of the year. In the spring, when this picture was taken, the leaves take on a bright green color followed by a deeper green in the summer and yellow, orange and even some reddish leaves in the fall. Winter itself reveals a different view of the aspen as white bark and twisted branches make for an interesting picture.
The power of the aspen is in its roots. New trees arise from the aspen’s roots and they grow like a weed.
This has always been the goal of God for his people. His heart is that we take root and from these roots we bud, blossom and bear fruit in the world he created.
You can’t miss an aspen grove when traveling the highways of Colorado. In the same way people ought to recognize the church of God which, rooted in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, buds, blossoms and bears fruit for others.
May the church grow like a weed. Spirit, grant this to your church!
Copyright Douglas P. Brauner