The weather has turned cold this week. The leaves are starting to fall and many of the trees are now bare.
Bare trees make me sad. I miss the autumn colors. But winter is needed for the trees to flourish.
Richard Foster says, “Winter preserves and strengthens a tree. Rather than expending its strength on the exterior surface, its sap is forced deeper and deeper into its interior depth. In winter, a tougher, more resilient life is firmly established. Winter is necessary for the tree to survive and flourish.”
Although I don’t love winter, I think I need winter. It’s a great time for me to dig deep into scripture and let my faith grow.
How deep are your roots? Are you preparing for the year ahead?
This song could not say it any better! Start a fire in us so that others see Christ.