Every day a man faithfully woke up to gather his belongings to pray under a tree. He enjoyed the long walks, smiled as he ventured on the road, and at times struggled - wrestling with his bed bugs. He did this for many years with the hope of someday quietly encountering that peaceful moment when silence would speak.
Then one day after convening at his usual spot someone appeared to him, and with a still small voice called out his name. The man startled surprisingly asked, “how do you know me?”, and the humble Rabbi replied “I’ve been here waiting for you underneath this tree. Remember this is how it all started?”
Don’t forget communion with God is life. Keep praying he promises to meet with you even under a tree!
48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”