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Offline Raggedy Anne

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'Trees of life' are vital food source
« on: August 16, 2009, 10:59:45 AM »
'Trees of life' are vital food source
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8181510.stm

This article made me think of that scripture that says, "And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations."

Revelation 22:2  In the middle of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bore twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Ours is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open hearts.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Offline Molly

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Re: 'Trees of life' are vital food source
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 12:42:14 PM »
Interesting metaphors in the Bible--

We are the branches, and, as such produce fruit, but it is the leaves of the tree that heal the nations.

"leaves"

G5444
φύλλον
phullon
fool'-lon
From the same as G5443; a sprout, that is, leaf: - leaf.


G5443
φυλή
phulē
foo-lay'
From G5453 (compare G5444); an offshoot, that is, race or clan: - kindred, tribe.


So, what do you think?  Are these leaves the children of those branches?



"I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel" (1 Corinthians 4:14-15).
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Offline Raggedy Anne

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Re: 'Trees of life' are vital food source
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 12:22:13 PM »
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So, what do you think?  Are these leaves the children of those branches?

Perhaps so.  It makes some sense.
Ours is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open hearts.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

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Re: 'Trees of life' are vital food source
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 01:38:07 AM »
at the very least they offer hope in a time of spiritual drout.