as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Seeds cracking open,
Upward reaching for light,
Roots tunneling downward,
Spreading, burrowing into loamy soil,
Quietly searching for nutrients,
Ever channeling wider,
Drinking life giving water.
Anchoring deeper for firm foundation
Harsh weather, drought, flood,
Roots visibly twisted in response,
Reaching into the depths for more,
Growing strong and tenacious.
Life above allowed to blossom
Fearless mooring providing stability,
Mining soil for all its riches.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit