9And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9
Two trees were notable among the many in The Garden of their communion. Only one had a boundary built around it: the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And that boundary was built on love. Here’s your freedom; you may choose to be in communion with God even as God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit keep choosing each other.
God said, “You may eat of all the trees in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” God intended them to eat of the tree of life. But they chose the tree of knowledge of good and evil instead of remaining in His love and in the dependence of their communion with Him. So then, in this state of separation God gracefully put them out of the garden so they did not eat of the tree of life in this condition.
From the communion of God Jesus came to make a way for our life with God. He is the Tree of Life from which we may partake and enter in to His communion. It took at tree, a cursed tree, and there on the Cross we observe the terrible consequence of the tree of knowledge and evil borne by God Himself. Our forgiveness cost.
Which tree are you living under? Which do you see as a refuge? Which do you believe to be your life?
1“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;believe also in me.2In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.4And you know the way to where I am going.”5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.7If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.From now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:1-7
Jesus is our Tree of Life!