I do occasionally enjoy a sweet wine but could not begin to tell you the first thing about judging the quality of a wine. But apparently there are wine experts who can tell a great deal about a wine just by tasting it. Those with a trained palate can taste a wine and tell you about the age of the wine, the process used to make it and the weather conditions under which the grapes grew.
They can even tell you something about the soil the grapes were grown in and the geographical location of the vineyard. Wines take up something of the land in which their grapes grew, and express it through subtle differences in taste, savor, and odor. It’s called the wine’s terroir – from the Latin word for land.
The same holds true for those of us who are disciples of Jesus… when we pursue intimacy with the LORD.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. ~ Colossians 2:7
When our life is rooted and built up in Jesus we will naturally overflow with thankfulness.
What does our terroir say about where our roots are planted, about the depth of our intimacy with Jesus?