“Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” (Ephesians 3:17).

I learned today that the evergreen tree with the deepest root system is called the shepherd’s tree. It lives in the desert and maybe we feel that is our current location too. Life is not going as planned and we feel dry. We have a choice to search for life on the surface or to grow into God’s love during these times. The result is strength that is gained no other way. Our Good Shepherd knew all the days of our life before we had even lived one. He knew we would need strength, provided unconditional love and is our constant source. There are so many questions and unknowns, but He says that we can be “…like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.” (Psalm 1:3). Sounds like we can be like an evergreen too.

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