Five Minute Friday – Roots

I’m linking up with Lisa Jo Baker over at Tales of a Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday.  No overthinking or editing. Just write.  For 5 minutes flat.






The first thing that springs to my mind is the Mini-series from the 70’s.  I’m not sure why.  I’ve always been fascinated with people who have a very clear people from whom they’ve descended.


It may seem very odd; but, I’m a mutt you see.  A little bit English. A bigger bit German. A fair amount Italian.  I’ve even been rumored to have 1/16th Cherokee Indian.  And so, I don’t feel like I really have “a people”.


And yet, I do.  And you do too.  It’s a “people” based in the Truth of God’s Word.  It’s a grafting in to The Root, no matter which  family tree you’re coming from.

 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,”

Romans 11:17 (NIV)


That gives me incredible comfort.  It makes me feel like I belong.  I think on that truth and I am certain that I do belong.  To the only one who matters.  And I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.  And these are my people.