Our family recently took a vacation. On the way, we passed some palm trees that were propped up by 2 X 4s.
I had these trees on my mind when we arrived at our destination in Charleston, S.C. We took a tour of the Lagare Waring House in Charleston and enjoyed the beauty of the Avenue of Oaks. I couldn’t help but contrast these magnificent oaks that covered the walkway with the palm trees that had to be propped up externally to be supported. What was the difference?
The oaks are rooted. “The root system of a mature oak tree can total hundreds of miles. They may … occupy a space four to seven times the width of the tree’s crown.”[i] In contrast, the root system of a palm trees is quite small. Paul says we are to be like those oaks:
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:6–7).
This book is about how you can be rooted deeply in Christ. Here are some of the benefits you can look forward to as you become rooted in Christ