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Advent Meditation: The Water for Them Flows from the Sanctuary

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Wednesday 4 December 2013

On the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary.

Ezekiel 47:12

Jesus is described as a shoot from the roots of Jesse’s tree, born to liberate us from the deep darkness and exile of the grave.

Today, look at trees – in pictures, in your memories, or wrap up warm and look at trees outside: roots, trunks, bark, branches, leaves or the memories of leaves. Ancient trees that look dead are in fact still living and still providing life.

Where and how deeply are your roots planted? Do you get sufficient water and nourishment to give life to your trunk and your branches? Where do you see signs of the seeds growing deep inside and new shoots appearing in your life? 

Rejoice! Give thanks for the work that trees do to absorb carbon dioxide and to produce the oxygen that gives us life. 

Introduction to our meditations

Meditation for Tuesday 3 December 2013

Meditation for Thursday 5 December 2013

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