WE CAN ALL SUPPORTEACH OTHER
I will be visiting the USA again inNovember and I remembered when Ilast visited the West Coast of theUSA. One of the states I toured wasCalifornia. Whilst I was there I wastaken with a group of tourists to seethe Worlds biggest trees, the GiantRedwoods, the biggest being over360 feet.
The guide with our party asked, “How deep do you think theroots go down into the soil?” A member of our party answered
that the roots for these giants must go down all the way to the
centre of the Earth. The guide replied, “Actually the roots are
llow and they don‟t go down far at all, only 20 feet or so.” “That‟s impossible.” Was the reply, “How possibly can thetrees of that size manage to remain standing?”The guide explained, “They are able to stand up because each
root hooks around the roots of a neighbouring tree. Beneaththe surface they actually link arms, forming an interweave root
system of support. They literally hold one another up!”
That sounds like the perfect definition of our own world widechurch family: Through our prayers and daily communications,
we hold one another up. Your roots don‟t need to be too deep
or widespread as long as they can link with others.
If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together.
1 Corinthians 12:26.