The Tree of Life – Poetic Image, Religious Symbol or Spiritual Reality?
The tree of life is found throughout the writings, oral tradition, and art of the major cultures on the earth. It is found in the first two chapters of the Bible in the garden of Eden, and in the last two chapters of the Bible in the heavenly city in eternity. The thought that there is such a mysterious tree that can give life is one of the most pervasive and enduring primordial memories of the human race. But what is the tree of life? What does it mean for us?