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)