We have another beautiful post to share from CAC Adoption Advocate and Birth Mother, Lori Dortch. It’s our hope that her words would serve as a source of encouragement and support for you during this time!
by Lori Dortch
- Without roots, we cannot grow.
- Roots reach and search out good soil for planting.
- They stabilize the plant upright.
- Often, they intertwine to provide even more reinforcement.
- Roots prepare us to be divided from our plant of origin—if need be.
- From propagation, they can form and grow new, separate life.
- Instinctively, they too can create a new seeds or food for the plant.
- Once roots are established, a plant has what it needs.
- Flowering, leafing and fruit occur as a result of solid roots.
- A plant knows how to grow toward the light, even though the roots may never see it.
When a root is sent downward, it is often dark, scary and unknown. Innate features are inborn in us as children of God to naturally seek the light in His face. There is a span of time when the root must grow alone, underground, without light—just a little faith-filled promise of growth. Under there, when the plant is attempting to send out rapid-fire growth, it tests whether the soil is proper through experiencing nature’s inclement fluctuations and frustrations. Often times it doesn’t grow as quick, as obvious or notable above the ground surface. But when all needs are met, roots can grow alone, without any help from its plant of origin, and on its proper God-given timeline. Plants may not understand the hard work or trial/error the roots endured for this growth underground, while conversely, the roots may never consider what the plant weathers and tolerates above the surface. But they are ONE despite these differences of climate. They are habitually, spiritually and genetically tied together in their kind: family.
Aren’t we like the plants?
Aren’t we attached to our Creator?
“Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.” Ephesians 3:17 TPT
“Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!” Colossians 2:7 TPT