I'm married to the beautiful Bridget and father to four fantastic kiddos. We plant churches and live in a fifth-wheel camper. I write and smoke a pipe whenever I get the chance. Currently camped in Austin, TX.
In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, there is a tree-like alien called Groot. All Groot can say is, “I am Groot.” That’s his response to any and every thing. That is until his team is in danger. There is a scene where Groot causes his branches to grow around his friends in a protective sphere. One of the others recognizes what this could mean for Groot (death) and pleads with him to not do it. Groot’s reply this time is, “We are Groot!”
What a picture of Christ! To cover, to protect, to redeem, all who believe into Him, He wraps us in a sphere of Himself – we are in Christ. And the individual Man now becomes the corporate Man – We are Christ!