Beloved. I AM the Tree of Life. I AM He who was dead and am alive forevermore.
I became a curse for you, that you may be blessed, for cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree. That tree of death has become for you a Tree of Life, whose leaves of healing never wither.
I AM the Vine and you are the branches. Abide in Me, and I in you. For without Me, you can do nothing, My Child. Come and eat in My garden, My Bride.
Your Beloved has come into His garden. Come, all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take great delight in My Shade. My fruit shall be sweet to your taste.
Awake, O north wind, and come, wind of the south; My Garden breathes out fragrance, its spices are wafted abroad by My Spirit. I AM breathing NEW life into you, Beloved. The Tree of Life yields both meat and drink.
Drink and eat of your fill, My Love. As fig leaves made a covering for Adam, so My leaves have yielded a Robe of Righteousness for you. None is covered more beautifully than you, Dear One.
Hide beneath My Boughs. I shall protect you from the storms of life. And your LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my Beloved among the young men. In His shade I took great delight and sat down, and His fruit was sweet to my taste. He has brought me to His banquet hall, and His banner over me is love,” Song of Solomon 2:3-4.
“I have come into my garden, My sister, My Bride; I have gathered My myrrh along with My balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk My wine and My milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers,” Song 5:1.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God,” Revelation 2:7.
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing,” John 15:4-5.
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city,” Revelation 22:14.
“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail,” Isaiah 58:11.
~Deborah Waldron Fry