The Tree of Life

A few days after God showed me the dead tree in the middle of the lake at Pine Cove, God began to show me another tree. It was early morning of Good Friday. I woke up from a dead sleep at 2:22AM. I sensed God saying, “This isn’t just a time, but it’s a Bible reference.” So in obedience, I got up out of bed to find this Bible reference. I felt like it was the book of Revelation because at our leadership retreat we had spent some time studying the book of Revelation. So I went to Revelation 2:22, and I cringed to read about the judgment of a woman who hadn’t repented of her ways. I quickly thought to myself, “Lord do I need to repent of something?” The Holy Spirit didn’t confirm that I needed to repent, but to look up Revelation 22:2. I was so excited to read this beautiful description of the Tree of Life (I’m including verse 1, too for context): 1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. This tree of life looked nothing like the bleak tree He had shown me at the retreat. Wow! This tree is in the river of the water of life, and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Later that day, my family and I went to our church’s Good Friday service. It was a powerful time on our church’s campus. I was so tired afterwards. I got the kids to bed, and I was dozing off on the couch. Then my sweet daughter came in the living room and woke me up. She said, “Mommy I just have to show you what I was reading in my Action Bible.” She flipped to the very end of her Bible and read to me about the Tree of Life!! I was so tired that I couldn’t even explain to her the amazing significance of her coming to read me that particular passage. I just chuckled inside to see how God had brought that passage to me again. The next morning, I was able to have a sweet time with my daughter to explain to her the full impact she and God’s Word had on me. I commended her for listening to the Holy Spirit’s prompting, and waking me up to read that passage. I asked her, why she did it, and she explained, “Mommy, it was so powerful and I just had to come and read it to you.” She is right…God’s Word is powerful! Below is the picture of the Tree of Life from her Action Bible. I loved how God was showing me more of His love by giving me a picture of His Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is always blooming, always healing, and always perfect in it’s provision.  God was showing me more of Himself, because I was praying to see more of Him and to know more of Him. I knew for certain, now, that God wanted me to find a tree, whether a painting, a picture, something, so I would be reminded of His loving tree messages.

tree of life

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