Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SPT—Tree of Life


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Last weekend we spent the night at a friend’s cabin in Northern Idaho. We went on an early morning hike and ended it by picking apples from the lone fruit tree. Even though it is late in the season for them, I'll bet they are translucent apples—crisp, sour, sweet. I’m not an organic girl, I like the bugs dead from pesticides and the food fleshy from fertilizer, but these dwarfed apples didn’t have one worm in them and so for the day, I was happily organic.

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This photo of that lone apple tree reminds me of the Tree of Life. Many cultures and religions celebrate a tree of life, but the specific tree I’m referring to is found in The Book of Mormon.

Lehi dreamed he saw “a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.” (1 Nephi 8:10) A few verses later we read that the fruit of the tree represents the love of God. Literally and figuratively, I love the fruit of this tree.

9 comments:

Ande Payne said...

And you're just so darn cute eating it!

Deanna said...

I love the picture of the wild looking tree with the sun shining through its limbs. Makes me think of us...God's children...different sizes, shapes, growth and yet we produce in various ways as long as the Son is shining on us. We open up our arms (limbs) to him. Great picture. Apples look yummy too.
Deanna Hirz

Kathy said...

Yes, the fruit from the "tree of life" is sweet! Great analogy! I love analogies!

Tiffany Fackrell said...

I am not sure what is more yummy in this post. the cabin in the woods or that delicious looking apple!!!! I am sure I missed the whole point to the post, but that is all i could think about at the moment!!! (food and a getaway, i think my life is revolving around those two things right now, you think)?

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

What a refreshing post. I want to have an apple right now.

Emma J said...

Love this post and love these comments. Translucents always make me think of that delightsome fruit, too.

Gracie said...

I loved seeing the title "Tree of Life" and then seeing the picture of you eating the apple.. It put a big smile on my face! I love you!

Jill said...

I like everything about this post!

michelle said...

Amen.