“ And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations”. ~ Rev 22:2
Trees are mentioned in the Bible more than any living thing other than God and people.
There’s a tree on the first page of Genesis, the first Psalm, the first page of the New Testament, and the last page of Revelation. Jesus said he is the true vine and that his Father is the dresser of the garden (John 15:1).
- The Bible refers to itself as a Tree of Life (Proverbs 3:18).
- We are told to be like trees planted by streams of water that yield their fruit in season (Psalm 1:3).
Trees are the oldest living things on earth. There are trees alive today that were already ancient in the time of Christ. In fact, God gives trees a ring to mark every birthday!
But what about Jesus? He grew up in a carpenter’s home. He talked about seeds of faith and said that the kingdom of heaven was like a tree. He called disciples from under trees, and sinners from their branches. His favorite place to pray was an olive grove.
Trees give, and they keep giving. They give life and beauty. They give shade and rest. They clean the air. They hold back erosion. They offer shelter, food, and protection.
So it is important that we plant trees. But it is also important that we save paper in order to show our care and appreciation of trees.
Let us go paperless this Sunday!
- Send the pew leaflets out on social media or by email (you can maybe have a few copies for those who don’t use those media)
- Put songs and notices up on the screen
- If you usually use disposable cups for coffee, ask people to bring mugs to church and wash them up
Make this Sunday Tree Appreciation Sunday and go paperless https://www.christianity.com/wiki/jesus-christ/what-is-the-significance-of-trees-in-the-bible-why-did-jesus-die-on-a-tree.html