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When a tree starts to dig its roots into the ground, there are a couple of things that could happen that will affect the long-term health and stability of the fruit that it bears. Water it too much and its roots will stay shallow; the tree will be too easily uprooted. Water it too little and the tree will die. This message explores the balance between what we want from God and what’s ultimately good for our whole being. May our roots grow deep.
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Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. ~ Matthew 4:1-2
About the Author
Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.