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"Indestructible Root"

December 03, 2022
By Pastor Bill Te Winkle

Isaiah 11:1,10 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. …The Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples….

The key to a seed’s survival is the success of its root taking anchor.

“Science writer Hope Jahren shares how the roots will face frost, drought, and greedy jaws (but) ‘If the root takes root, then the plant becomes all but indestructible: Tear apart everything above ground—everything—and most plants can still grow rebelliously back from just one intact root. More than once. More than twice.’” Adapted from Hope Jahren, Lab Girl (Kopf, 2016), pages 45-46

Our Advent Hope is built on the promise that the Root of Jesse, Jesus Messiah, has taken such deep root in our lives that we cannot be shaken, no matter the storms that assail us.


If your world feels like a windswept tree being torn apart, remember that the Root of Jesse is so firmly embedded in your spirit that you will survive. More than once. More than twice.

The key to your survival is the Root’s firm anchor.

The Root of Jesse will stand as a banner. So will you.

Pastor Bill

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