The reward of putting down your roots
October 9, 2012
As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
It seems that people are just moving so often today. Just a generation or so ago, people would grow up in the same little town with a little white picket fence just like in Leave It to Beaver. They typically didn’t travel as much as we do now and often stayed close to their extended families.
But wow, have things changed today. I read recently the average person in America moves 14 times in his or her lifetime. This provides a challenge to those who are looking to establish roots and relationships with others. It’s especially tough on our young people, who have to start over, find new friends, and transition into new schools.
Now I realize we’re a much more mobile society today. But I think in some part, at least, many people move because they’re afraid of putting down roots. The world outside of their hometowns is so much bigger and better—that is, until you get there and realize it really isn’t!
If you want to build real, godly relationships, find a place to put down your roots and get involved in your local community. When you establish yourself, you’ll invest in others’ lives and make a real difference for Christ!
FIND A PLACE TO PUT DOWN YOUR ROOTS AND INVEST IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS FOR THE KINGDOM.
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