Daily Devotional

Unselfish Roots


One June day, my husband and I decided to visit a nearby historic home. The beautiful house lay nestled behind a long driveway lined with live oak trees. My husband and I sat in rocking chairs on the house’s veranda and listened to the tour guide share the history of the estate. She then began to talk about the uniqueness of the live oak tree. “When live oak trees are planted together in a row,” she said, “their roots not only intertwine but fuse together. This interdependent root system allows the live oaks to share water and nutrients and to ...

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