Roots line the ground
Like sticks stuck in soil
of lying in the shade
They appear disjointed
A chaotic mess
“They just happen.
Some things will never change”
Some look at humanity the same way
But science, faith and experience tell me
roots are connected.
Even if I cannot see the connection,
I see the living tree spreading its branches
across the shore of the lake.
These roots are connected.
There is nourishment to be found
where these roots are.
A man wrote a letter to his friends,
a letter written on a scroll, placed like a stick into someone’s hand.
Just one of many sticks, but this one said,
“For this reason I kneel before Father God,
from whom every family in heaven
and on earth derives its name” (Ephesians 3:14-15).
Although we cannot always see it, we are connected
Every family derives its family name from the same family source
nourishment can be found
when we trace our roots to the source,
So He may strengthen us within,
Root us in His love.
(A reflection on Ephesians 4:14-18)