Rooted In Love

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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear  fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-9

Greetings!

We hope that each one of you had a Merry Christmas and were overwhelmed with His presence and His love.

As Chase and I sank into our couch Christmas night after we had put our tired boys to bed we spent some time reflecting on the past few weeks and what it has meant for our family to press into the love of our Father each day.  We are so grateful for the Christmas season and the birth of our Savior and what it means to say “love came down”.  Spending 25 days digging into the love that Jesus came down to give us has opened our eyes and our hearts wide open.

It is really easy to get up in the morning and think immediately of our to-do list.  Our focus is on work, chores, kids, school, etc.  But when we can shift our focus from the daily tasks and all the world uses to distract us and let the love that we have received from Him be bigger than all those things, something inside of us begins to change.  When we begin to grow in understanding of how truly loved we are we can begin to root our identity there.

And when we begin to root our identity in Jesus we will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream… we won’t have to fear when the heat comes nor worry of the drought.  We can have confidence because we trust in Him.  And as we trust Him, we can let His stream of love continue to water us everyday.

Blessings,

The Johnston’s

 

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