|As we were getting out of the water from baptizing our son Evan above left, our nephew Brock said, “wait Uncle Brett, I’m coming in.” Brett was blessed to Baptize our nephew Brock above right. The previous week Brock said a prayer asking Jesus to be his Savior underneath a big tree in the presence of our son Lee, Brett & I.
In Texas the Lord had a theme that kept resonating in me. It was about trees and how the roots go deep towards the water and become strong. All of these things are associated with trees in God’s word, like deep roots, fruit bearing, strength from strong roots, shade and rest. This is a picture of us in Christ. May our roots grow deep in Him, may our strength be rooted in Him, may we bear much fruit, & may we find shelter and rest in Him.
This is the picture of Brocks new life in Christ, it started under a Big tree. Praying for his roots to go deep!!
Psalm 1:3 NIV
He is like a tree planted by streams of living water
Genesis 18:4 NIV
Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under the tree,
Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.