“Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.”

A tree without roots can never grow to its full height. Winds will tear it from the ground. It never has a chance to reach its full potential. The same is true for us. When change comes, we must have something continuous to keep us grounded, to hold us down. If we’re not firmly planted, chaos and change will tear us apart. We have to grow roots; we need to find something to dig deep into that will hold us in the weight of a storm. But where we plant those roots is also important. If we’re rooted in something shallow or unstable, we’ll never be able to grow. But if we deeply root our lives and identities in Christ, we will flourish and bloom, wherever we’re planted.

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” -Colossians 2:6-7