The Tree

27 Feb

The Tree…

When man fell, the Tree of Life was sealed up from his sight, never to be partaken of again. So what happened to the Tree of life? It disappeared. And yet it has come back in disguise – it’s the cross.

The cross looks like the tree of death, but it’s really the Tree of Life. When you partake of the cross, you’re partaking of the fruit of the Tree of Life; true life, everlasting life, and you come out with grace, with a new beginning, and with freedom.

The cross seems hard at first; to give up your life, die to self, love your enemy, forgive, and sacrifice your own will. But when you give up, you gain; when you surrender, you win. When you lose your life, you find it. When you die to self, you come alive. Your tears and sorrow turn into rejoicing.

Don’t be fooled; the cross only looks hard, but every time you partake of it, it’s going to bear you fruit upon fruit; love, joy, peace, faithfulness, gentleness, and goodness. For the cross is none other than the Tree of Life in disguise.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Revelations 22:14

Today, take up the cross, the harder path, the sacrifice – knowing that it’s a tree of life – and it will bring forth blessings.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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