Roots | Growth | Foundation

“…remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you” (Romans 11:18).

Nature has a beautiful way of illustrating the growth process. Take the Chinese bamboo tree, for instance. The seed is planted, watered, and fertilized, and for the first four years there is no visible growth. However, during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo grows a staggering ninety feet in only six weeks. Now, did the tree really take five years to begin growing? Not at all! Although growth was not visible, the root system experienced tremendous development during those first four years, thereby making it possible for the tree to realize its potential and become the kind of tree that nature intends it…

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