I would like to invite you to take a piece of paper or to use a page in your journal and to draw a tree – no artistic skill is necessary! It is just to aid you in the reflections this week. The tree needs to have roots, trunk, and branches. On the ground to the left of the tree, draw a large watering can, and on the ground to the right of the tree, draw a wheel barrow with fruit in it. The drawing should not be too small, as you will be writing on parts of it over the course of the week!
The tree represents you and your life. Begin by considering the roots and writing down on them or beside them, what they consist of for you, for example: faith, family, friends, finances, dreams, hopes, fears.
Now put your drawing to one side and read the following verse slowly, three times and ponder on it, in the stillness.
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 New Living Translation.