Peter Jackson
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Good day my friend,

I wake up in the night

I am distracted in the day

At times I feel awash in a sea of uncertainty.

Stressed

Overwhelmed.

Words I have heard,
reactions observed
emotions felt...

And Yet this morning I heard again
of the Tree of Life.

Not in Genesis - at the beginning
when all is new and fresh and pleasant....

But at the end when turmoil and destruction
and everything seems to be crazy.

Revelation 22:1
Then the angel showed me
the river of the water of life,
bright as crystal,
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 through the middle of the street of the city;
also, on either side of the river,
the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit,
yielding its fruit each month.
The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

The Lamb's Book of Life

The Tree of Life

As  I read, listened, was tuned to
God's word
God's promises
God's presence

My heart filled with 
Peace
Thankfulness
Rest

The frustration and anxiety within me
ebbed away.

A man told me the other day;
The drip, drip of the news
is like a intravenous drug
I crave it, I need to know,
I have to have the latest tidbit
and I find
the fruit of this tree
of Knowledge
is not 
......Life

The man reminded me
Rule of thumb
spend as much time (or more)
feeding from the tree
of life (God's word is a good place to start)
than on the tree
of Knowledge.

I have found that it is not easy
To unhook
To choose a slower lane
To intentionally leave behind
my FOMO (fear of missing out)
for
Life.

Lord Jesus,
You are what I need
Your words bring Life
Your Kingdom is
Righteousness
Peace
Joy  Romans 14:17

Oh Yes
it is.

Thank You.

PJ