Friday, November 2, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Roots

Growing, branching
Reaching for water
Planted in rich soil

When my children were born, I was still using film in my camera.   Today’s prompt reminded me of a photo that I took when my son was about three or four.  My Dad was helping him plant his first garden.  In the photo, it shows my Dad’s hand holding several seeds, and my son’s little hand reaching to take a seed and plant it in the little hole that they had carved out in the soil.  I love this photo because even though it is just a picture of two hands, it represents learning, generations, life…roots.   I was blessed to be raised in a loving Christian home.  My parents taught me about Jesus and I learned to love Him from a very young age.  They lived their lives rooted in the Word, and taught me to do the same.  I am now doing my best to pass that on to my children, and am thankful for those times when my parents coming alongside me and help plant the truth of Christ in the hearts of my children.

Those two hands represent the growing and branching of our family, as we journey together toward our eternal home.  Together, we reach for the Living Water, and plant His Word in our hearts. 

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”  (Colossians 2:6-7, NASB)



  1. What a very beautiful observation :)

  2. May we see the picture, or is it not easily accessible since it is an old one on film?

    1. It would take me quite a bit of time to go through the old photos. If I have his age right in my mind, then it might be in an album already. When I go through those photos, I'll keep in mind that you would like to see it! :)