“For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of parched ground.” (Isaiah 53:2, NASB)
“Its roots are the means whereby a plant is nourished, the channel through which its life is derived. No plant can live without a root-system. Equipped with one it may survive in the most unpromising conditions … The secret source of our life is God alone.
But to live thus “out of a dry ground” means something more. It means that nothing merely circumstantial can destroy us. No drought can whither God’s tender plants. Amid barren, even hostile conditions His children are equipped to be “more than conquerors”. Their life is Christ Himself.”
(from A Table in the Wilderness by Watchman Nee, March 1)