Day 31: FIve Minute Friday: ROOTS

Today I am linking up with Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday
 
Five Minute Friday1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Won’t you please give me your best five minutes on: ROOTS
Our Neighbors Roots - Our House in the Background

Reallly? I laugh when I see this word...

I live in NJ... so I am seeing a lot of trees overturned and roots exposed. Sandy came through town and left very little untouched by her wind.  May trees in our area have been uprooted.

My children are getting a real life nature lessons as we walk around and get an unusually close glimspe at the life system of these trees that have been upended tress. Trees that will no longer gift life because they could not withstand the strength of the storm. Soon they will be cut apart to be removed from the houses and the lawns they lay on.

I wonder "What was the difference between trees that fell and the trees that stood strong?" Do my spiritual roots have what it takes to weather the storms that may come? I pray each day that I would be rooted and grounded His love, that I would grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. When you truly know that you are loved by God and receive His GRACE your perspective changes. You do life differently.

I want love to overflow in my life. Days like these though, when the power is out and it is chillier inside my house than out I may be a little cranky...it's probably time to check those roots.

Day 30: Our Identity in Grace This is a post in the 31 Days of Transforming Grace. Click here to see a list of other posts in the series. If you would like to hear about what I am learning about GRACE in your e-mail inbox, subscribe above.