Post date: Jun 13, 2011 6:59:54 PM

Weekly blessing from Colossians 2:6-7,

May you receive Christ Jesus as Lord and continue to live in him. May you be rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught. And may you overflow with thankfulness.

What good is a tree without roots? Well, a tree without roots doesn't last long.

Jesus Christ is Lord and we must receive him as Lord. Yet, without being rooted and built up in him - our Christian faith will soon wither. We will not grow. We will not bear fruit. Yet, being rooted and built up in Jesus Christ produces a Christian faith that is a tall tree, with large amounts of fruit, and branches big enough to provide shade on 100 degree day. When we experience the joy of a deep and rich faith in Christ, we overflow with thankfulness.

Grow your roots deep,

Pastor Jeff Gravens