Read: Colossians 2:2-4; 6-7

I do not do well with house plants. They die. It’s just that simple. Unless it is a cactus that doesn’t require much care or attention. I don’t seem to have the touch. Orchids are especially troubling to me. I know their roots need special attention…not too much water, but enough; loose soil, not compacted. But I can’t seem to get them to bloom.

As followers of Jesus, our roots are every bit as delicate as an orchid. If we don’t put our roots into the proper kind of soil we won’t grow and bear fruit.

Our reading today gives us everything we need to know to follow Jesus well. Paul says:

  1. We accept Jesus. He holds all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  2. We choose Jesus every day.
  3. We put our roots into Jesus and his treasures.

Then Paul says, our faith will grow strong and we will overflow with thanksgiving.

This is where we will focus our attention this week. I sure don’t have it all together and some days I wonder what in the world it means to let my roots grow into Jesus. Maybe you do too. Join me as, together, we explore what it means to follow Jesus and put our roots into him.

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