I can’t count the number of times I have marveled at trees. A tree clinging with its roots to the small amount of soil sprinkled on a rocky mountain top. A large baobab tree thriving in the arid landscapes of Western Africa. The resilient tree in my childhood front yard that withstood many windy storms including Hurricane Isabel. These trees were strong because of their roots. Roots that provided an anchor to keep the tree in place and served as a lifeline providing nutrients to the tree. These roots defined the rest of the tree. If they had been weak the tree may not have survived, but their vigor gave the tree strength.

Romans 11:16 reminds us “if the root is holy, then the branches are holy.” Like trees, we need strong roots. Where is your whole life rooted? What serves as the roots to your time, your relationships, and your finances?

~Pastor Devon

 

 

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We celebrate Fairlington's 5-year anniversary of becoming a Reconciling Congregation, intentionally welcoming all people as beloved children of God.

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