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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
My wife decided she wanted to be a gardener. With all the other things that she has going on, she decided that this new hobby was one more thing to add to her plate. So she went out and got all of the equipment that she needed to be a first-rate gardener. She got soil. She got gloves. She got pots to put everything into. Finally, she got some seeds to plant. Now my wife is absolutely amazing in all of the things that she puts her mind to so it wasn’t long before every pot that she had prepared and planted something in had something growing in them. There were all kinds of herbs, spices, vegetables growing everywhere. And then one night a storm came.
It was one of those storms that just pop up out of nowhere. We were in the house and all of a sudden what was a drizzle became a driving rain. You could hear it pounding on the roof louder and louder over the course of time. Then the winds hit. What was hitting the roof was hitting the sides of the house in sheets. It was as if it was raining sideways. I just knew that in the morning my wife’s well put together and cared for the garden was going to be gone. When we got up in the morning we found pots turned over but everything she planted was still in the pot even though it was turned over. My wife sighed a breath of relief and said, “They all had good roots.”
Friends, we didn’t lose a single plant that day because they all had good roots. The roots are what was dug down into the soil and kept the plant in place even though the pot had blown over. The pot is what one might see, but the roots are not connected to the pot, but the soil in the pot. In life, there will be times when the pot blows. As we were putting the pots back upright it made me begin to think about what people root their lives in. When an empty pot blows over everything in it falls out. But when you have planted your roots into something, you can survive the storm no matter what happens to the pot. So when the storm comes, make sure you have good roots.