The Redwood tree root system is very shallow, often only five or six feet deep. This is pretty amazing for trees that can grow to 360 feet tall and weigh up to 4,000,000 pounds. With such height and weight how are redwoods able to keep from falling over during the harsh storms that rage around them? Redwoods handle the storms because they are connected together. What redwoods don’t have in depth of roots they make up for in width and the welcome strength of fellow redwoods. Redwood roots can extend up to 100 feet from the trunk, they thrive in thick groves, where the roots intertwine and fuse together. When a storm comes it’s “all for one and one for all.” They are strong, because they have grown together. A good lesson for how we should live life with others.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Do you want to grow strong? Do you want to withstand the storms of life? Then grow together with others who are going where you want to grow, whether educationally, emotionally, physically, relationally, or spiritually.