Planted In Christ

It is a singular and beautiful providence of God that nearly all the plants in hot climates, where the rain is scarce and the rivers few, have "tubrous roots buried far beneath the ground," so that they know not when drought cometh, and are almost independent of their outward circumstances. Such is the special privilege of the children of God who are planted in Christ. The roots of their life are down into the depths of the fulness of God. This life is entirely independent of outward surroundings of the pleasures or fashions of the world. They shall not see when drought cometh. They are like trees planted by rivers of water, whose roots lie buried beneath in the ever flowing stream of God's eternal love and unchanging grace. So their leaf shall not wither (Psa_1:3).