DAY 16 /iPad Journaling through John / with SHE READS TRUTH app
Day 16 / John Study / She Reads Truth
John 12 / THE FATHER’S SON
THE PANDO TREE
The PANDO tree reminds me of the incredible grace filled mystery…
that We can ALL be one…
the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and me!
Here’s a bit of background on the PANDO tree…
The Trembling Giant, or Pando, is an enormous grove of quaking aspens that take the “forest as a single organism” metaphor and literalizes it: the grove really is a single organism. Each of the approximately 47,000 or so trees in the grove is genetically identical and all the trees share a single root system. While many trees spread through flowering and sexual reproduction, quaking aspens usually reproduce asexually, by sprouting new trees from the expansive lateral root of the parent. The individual trees aren’t individuals, but stems of a massive single clone, and this clone is truly massive.
How is it that we can be one with the Son, as He is one with the Spirit and the Father? It is THE hardest thing to “wrap” our minds around…so the example of the PANDO tree gives me a better “picture” of this.
We have the same ROOT system. Jesus did not operate separately from the Father. Every step He took was ordained by the Father, realized through the Holy Spirit and active through the connection of the Root.
He picks us up, broken and sinful… brushes us off and makes us worthy.
Only through the Son, can be one.
Oh, what a Savior… Oh, what a FATHER…
for what the Father commanded the Son accomplished.
JOHN 44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
Praise His name for His great love and mercy.