Redwood Trees are the tallest trees in the world towering up to 350 feet. Some are believed to be 2000 years old. And yet, this majestic tree stands tall with the shallowest of root systems of only about six feet. How do these trees survive for so many years without being toppled over by storms?
They survive by a strong root system that may be shallow, but can span up to 100 feet wide. You see, redwood trees grow close together and their roots link, intertwine and connect creating a strength that can withstand storms, fires and insect infestation. Even when a tree does die, it still stands because the other trees are so connected to it.
This so remind me of us as God’s people. When we reach out and connect with God and draw close linking arms with others, we create a powerful strength that can not be broken. Just like the redwood tree, we won’t let go, we can’t because we are so connected to the heartbeat of God as his church. It is vital for our survival to be connected, to be in relationship with others.
Commit today to link arms with those that God has placed in your path so that when the storms of life come and we link arms and pray, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that can destroy us.
So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It’s as sound as the day you first heard it from me. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us. 2 Timothy