There’s a tree outside my kitchen window that usually blooms in March or April. This year, it bloomed the first week of February.
This winter has been kind of unusual for my part of the country. Periods of unseasonably warm weather sprang up in December, January and February. I don’t know what’s left of winter here or whether those periwinkle blooms will survive.
Even if the petals fall, I take comfort in one thing. The life of a tree isn’t in just the blooms or leaves, it’s in the roots. Isaiah 11 says that it is from the roots that a tree bears fruit.
Sometimes we get really hung up on the loveliness of a tree, the beauty of what’s visible.
But it’s the roots that really matter. It’s the roots that keep a tree alive and healthy no matter the changing wind and weather. It makes me wonder, how healthy are our roots?
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