Note: Nephi, the son of Lehi, wanted to know and understand the vision his father had seen. His narration of what he saw is also insightful, as it was seen from different eyes. (see 1 Nephi 11:1-6)
1 Nephi 11:And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.
1 Nephi 15:21 And it came to pass that they did speak unto me again, saying: What meaneth this thing which our father saw in a dream? What meaneth the tree which he saw?
And I said unto them: It was a representation of the
The fruit of the tree of life is described in the scriptures with eight different phrases.
These phrases are beautiful and descriptive of a fruit that has no comparison. The love of God is the best fruit we could ever partake of. Refer back to 1 Nephi 8:10,12 and take note of what we receive when we partake of this fruit.
A long time ago, when Lance and I were young parents, Lance went to Oregon on a business trip. The lodge he was staying in was located in a beautiful forest, it was Springtime and the forest was in full bloom. He said it was so beautiful that he wanted to share the experience with me and the children....but he was alone.
When he got home from his trip, he was trying to describe it all to me and then he made a comment that sunk deep into my heart. He said, "Becky, as beautiful as it was, it wasn't the same without you and the our children there to share it with."
I imagine this was something akin to what Lehi felt as he partook of the fruit of the tree and then looked for his family to share it with.
When we experience something life changing it is normal to want to share it with others. I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and love sharing this 'precious fruit.'
Disclaimer: In no way do I profess to be an expert in the field of ancient history or scripture.
With love and gratitude,
Each of us lead a life filled with miracles, we just need to pause and see them! What's new and good with you?