Simple truth. You cannot get apples from a weeping willow. And you can not take your Christmas tree out and plant it after Christmas if it doesn’t have roots. Two things to think about today, fruit and roots. I want to be a tree with roots so far into the fertile soil of the Lord, that I cannot be moved. A tree that grows huge and old and strong and becomes a landmark to my family. I want my children, along with other women and children to sit under the shade of my branches and be nourished by the fruit that I produce.
I just read Don Miller say that our story is not about an individual tree, but a forest. The first step to making that happen is speaking it out loud. So come on….