Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:9).
The Tree of Life again! Yesterday it was in Revelation 22; today it is in Genesis 2 and in Psalm 1: the beginning and the end! Thank You, LORD, for this sweet transition into the new year. May we be fruitful and multiply by nurturing our Life in You and by tending the curious and the mildly interested to encourage them to become Your disciples, a people refreshed, saved, sustained and raised up by Your Sacrifice and Resurrection. May we all receive the Bread of Life directly from You and may our thirst be quenched forever by Your Living Water.
Tree of Life! Both Bread and Water -- not the bread or mater of the merely natural life. Life with a capital L -- may we have spiritual birth and, by Your spiritual food, spiritual refreshment, experience spiritual growth. Grow us from lambs in Your care into sheep of Your flock -- Your people, Oh God, who will follow You, our perfect and tender shepherd. Thus may we be fruitful and multiplyl!
This photograph is from a Facebook page called Live Life in Color.