I like how pretty the trees get this time of year as they start to bloom and flower as Spring approaches…There are big trees and little trees, all types and varieties.
Can you imagine how pretty they were in the Garden of Eden? I bet they were out of this world….Can you imagine the fragrance of the Garden? Trees have many uses: firewood,lumber, paper and we even get syrup from them…..yummy. We even use them to hide behind from people.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8 (NIV)
We all have trees in our lives that we hide behind so people won’t see us, so people won’t see what is going on in our lives…
For some it is the trees of addiction (drugs, alcohol, porn and etc.) and for some it is the tree of anger and for others the tree of ________you feel in the blank.
For some of us our tree is big; for some the tree is small. So what do we do when our tree is growing, it is in full bloom and we are entangled in the root system? We hide….from God, our friends and family, our church….
But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9 (NIV)
God knew where Adam and Eve were, He knows where we are at all times, we can’t hide from Him…
Why because He is Omniscient (all knowing), He is Omnipotent (all–powerful) and He is Omnipresent (present everywhere)
God knows what you are dealing with and going through…..all knowing and you feel alone but you are not as He is with you…present everywhere….and you feel like there is no help for you but God is the answer, He has the solution and that solution is Jesus….all powerful..
Instead of running from God, we should run to Him. He is our rock, our refuge, our strong tower. I don’t know about you but after I run for a long time I get tired and have to stop.
Jesus says Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
This is so awesome to me and should be to you as well…when I (we) are tired, fed up with the junk in our lives; the trees. Jesus says come to me and I will give you rest. I will help you, I am the answer, let me help you, I am stronger and bigger…I am God…..
Come to me aka believe in me and I will give you rest aka eternal life….
How to we get through the trees of life? Jesus Jesus Jesus
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus was crucified on a Tree so that you and I could have eternal life if we believe in Him because He was resurrected on the third day and He sits at the right hand of God interceding for us. He bore our sins, our trees, took our place so we can be with God forever.
Do you know Him? Do you believe in Him?
Give Him your trees and watch what He does in and through you….
Keep it real