A Tree in the Wilderness


“The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a remarkable natural phenomenon that is witnessed by most who visit Bahrain. The Tree of Life stands alone with almost majestic flair, miles away from other vegetation and with no apparent source of water. The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a mesquite tree that has grown at the highest point in Bahrain for over 400 years. The mystery of the survival of the tree has made it a legend. The local inhabitants believe with heart and soul that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.” (source)

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man who[se]…delight is in the law of the Lord,

and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water

that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.

In all that he does, he prospers.

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He turns a desert into pools of water,

a parched land into springs of water.

Psalm 107:35

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When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none,

and their tongue is parched with thirst,

I the Lord will answer them;

I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys.

I will make the wilderness a pool of water,

and the dry land springs of water.

I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive.

I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together,
that they may see and know,

may consider and understand together, that the hand of the Lord has done this,

the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Isaiah 41:17-20

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What scriptures come to your mind when you see images of a tree like this?

 

(HT: Challies)

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