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Put In Roots

Updated 2/25/16

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The World Is Unstable… Put In Roots

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Walking home from school, Andrew relished the air from the fall day.  Mr. Smith, who was working on the outskirts of the community garden, lifted his head from raking scattered seeds into the soil and saw Andrew approaching.  He called to Andrew.  Andrew stopped and leaned on the rough wooden fence next to where Mr. Smith had been planting Texas Blue Bonnet.  Mr. Smith reached into his bucket grasping a fistful of seeds and gestured for Andrew to hold his hands out.  Andrew’s smile broadened as Mr. Smith poured the seeds from his fist into the cupped hands below.  Mr. Smith returned the smile and added, “forget the idea of scattering these seed in the grass, Andrew.  Now run along and pick a place worthy of your attention.”

Andrew thanked Mr. Smith and scampered down the road.  Still admiring the seeds, Andrew approached a shady patch across the sidewalk.  He followed the shade to the trunk of a quaking aspen tree and sat down against the tree.  Transferring the seeds back and forth between his hands, Andrew knew Blue Bonnet seeds germinated in the fall although they wouldn’t blossom until spring.  The tops remained inconspicuous while developing a massive root system throughout the winter.  Andrew liked the idea of the Blue Bonnet root system being next to the roots of the well-established quaking aspen tree, but remembered the shade of the aspen tree wouldn’t allow the flowers enough sunlight to flourish.  He decided to search for another place worthy of his attention.

Journey far,

― Joe


Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.
Joyce Meyer

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