Foundation of Love

This week I had the joy of talking to our church's Vacation Bible School students about the Foundation of Love.  As I told the kids, when we say that Love is the foundation of our lives, we’re saying that Love needs to be the first part in place, the most steady part, because it supports everything else we do. 

In the book of Ephesians (3:17), in the Bible, it describes the goal for us to be “rooted and grounded in love.” From this foundation all else grows and flourishes.  When talking with the children about this idea I used an analogy of a tree.  The roots of a tree are its foundation, carrying nutrition from the ground to the rest of the tree.  This makes the tree sturdy and durable.  The roots also hold the tree in place so the trunk and branches we see above the ground can reach up and out, sharing the tree’s gifts of shade, oxygen, sometimes flowers, and so forth. This is how a tree gives glory to God and it can do all of this because of its solid foundation.  We are like the trees.  If we make sure to plant our lives on a solid foundation of Love, we too will grow strong and be able to give our best to the world. 

How might we recenter our lives on Love, to make sure it is the core upon which all else is built? 

May you be inspired!

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