When Christ was being led to His final destination at Golgotha, the place of the skull to offer Himself up as a perfect sacrificial offering for our sins, a group of tearful women followed Him crying and weeping at even the thought of losing the One they love.
Jesus looked upon them and said, " Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed! They they will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'cover us!'
" For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry? "
From all natural perception the tree is dryer than it has ever been; I would say that regarding the acts of mankind the very roots have withered and are dead. But, through His master plan, in the midst of great darkness their arises a light in the souls of those whose only desire is Him! The darker it gets the more the light of the Spirit shines in our lives. For a natural perception it looks hopeless. And, from a natural perception, it truly is. But those who are of a heavenly mindset and filled with the Spirit of the Living God do not live, thrive and operate in the natural.
He has given precious promises to His own that we need to reintroduce into our spirit on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. He has promised that those who seek Him will be like trees growing by rivers of living waters! The roots run deep and wide!
The drier it gets in the natural the deeper our roots go. There is a "miracle grow" from the Spirit that is available for the taking for all who acknowledge He is needed and makes the request. It will arise so that out of our belly, our soul, will flow rivers of living water. Water that is not polluted by the things of this world. Pure, fresh, living water that satisfy our thirst and brings live and well being to those around us if they so desire.
This is our mission. This is our purpose.
Yes the green tree of this world is dead. But the tree of life is at our disposal for the taking! Ask daily that our roots continue to grow and mature. There is a storm on the horizon.