8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:8-9
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. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. Revelation 22:1-5
Both the Garden of Eden and Heaven itself are places intended by God for our peaceful habitation. But because of the fall of man we don’t have access to the first Tree of Life and because we are still longing for the return of Jesus we don’t yet have access to the second.
So, for now we are living between the trees.
I believe that we need to see scripture in light of these two trees to fully realize the responsibility we have now, while living between the trees to allow Jesus to fill us and to use us as a light to the dark world around us. To see scripture in light of the two trees is to see scripture as a path to Jesus as the Way, Truth and Life, not to see scripture as a list of rules to be divined and then adhered to. But rather as a light shining on our pathway as we walk through this life. Highlighting what God has done for us, not what we are to do for God.
It is my intention to develop this site with lessons, scriptures, tools and whatever else I can find to develop this idea that we are on this path between the trees longing for Jesus return so that we can finally partake of the Tree of Life as God intended so long ago, in the Garden.
Join me on this path…