Deep Roots

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, 
whose trust is the Lord.  
He is like a tree planted by water, 
that sends out its roots by the stream,
And does not fear when heat comes,
For its leaves remain green,
And is not anxious in the year of drought,
For it does not cease to bear fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

This passage speaks of bearing fruit
In ups and downs 'cause of its roots
They’re deep, they’ve dug down to the soil
That cannot be disturbed or spoiled

It offers life from underneath
Regardless of the sun and heat
I’m challenged thinking on this truth
Because I have neglected roots

In leaving for the mission field
I forfeited 'familiar' yield 
Transplanted 'cross the ocean wide
I’ve been surprised at what’s inside

My heart seems frail at best sometimes
Because my roots need to abide
In soil rich....the Words of God
Not settle for the greenish sod

If trials ceased I would not grow
Because they make me crave to know
The waters that will yield a crop
That will bring life and never stop.