He will renew your strength, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails. (Isaiah 58:11)
Forty years ago, my father planted four oak trees in our front yard. Actually, they looked more like skinny sticks. Each day, my sisters and I took turns watering them. As we hosed the roots, my father made us wait until the water puddled into a circle. We often rolled our eyes. “Let the water run” Dad called out to us from the front porch. All these years later, the trees are tall pillars that adorn my childhood home. Deeply rooted, they are strong and stately.
This Lent, soak up God’s strength. Become Lovely, rooted in Him.
© By Nancy Jo Sullivan