Thursday, April 13, 2006

Doug Jones on the God of Trees

"The gospel starts with a tree, a Tree of Life detained, sequestered, impatiently waiting for man to grow up and see the heavy-handedness: a God who made trees to tell a story, to produce furniture, "Who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited." Trees picture humans, and trees picture God; they image the God-man. No surprise, then, when a carpenter shows up, Himself a Tree, Himself the God-man, to open the gate to that Tree, to be the gate, to be the door to that tree. One observer has noted that Christ lived about 33 years, ministering only the last three. He worked and played for thirty years. He spent most of his life then, working wood, transforming trees, mortising, joining, planing, shaping, designing, enjoying playing with His own miracles."

-Just Wood by Doug Jones


Blogger Mike said...

Himself a Tree

How is Jesus a tree?

4/26/2006 2:33 PM  
Blogger Stejahen said...

Hosea 14:8 "...I am like an evergreen cypress;
from me comes your fruit."

Isaiah 53:2 "For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;"

The Burning Bush,
And of course the Vine (with branches)

And if trees are images of men, (lots of places in the Bible) Jesus is a man, the perfect man actually, then Jesus 'is' a tree.

4/26/2006 9:01 PM  

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