Life Between the Trees

  • In the Beginning and End of the Bible are stories about the Tree of Life.

    In the Beginning and End of the Bible are stories about the Tree of Life. In Genesis, Adam and Eve take fruit from the tree of knowledge, disobeying God and ushering humanity into our present state: sinful, disobedient, and longing for our broken relationship with God to be restored. In Revelation that restoration is described as a river of life and growing on its banks is the tree of life. At the end of time, there will be vitality, fruitfulness, and healing; it is a restoration of fallen creation that God will make whole again.

    Life between the trees is where we are now. What do we do in this in between time while we struggle with our sinfulness and long for restoration? We believe God has revealed his truth and already begun to restore us into his image. We believe that we can join him in the restoration and recreation of what is broken. We believe that He has called us to serve, to worship, to relate, to live between the trees. This weekend focuses on our broken world, exposes us to ways we can make a difference, and challenges us to open our eyes to the needs around us.