The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9 HCSB
I have a bottle of water that I purchased as a souvenir from Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth in Florida. Wikipedia reports The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of such a fountain have been recounted across the world for thousands of years. The legend became prominent in the 16th century, when it became attached to the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, first Governor of Puerto Rico. According to the legend, Ponce de Leon was searching for the Fountain of Youth when he traveled to what is now Florida in 1513. It would be nice to have water we could use to maintain our youth. When someone lives to be over 100 years old, he is often asked his secret for a long life. We all are getting older and wish we could turn back the hands of the clock. But there is one thing that is certain – Everyone is going to die someday.
There is only one secret to eternal life and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. Someday all those who believe in Jesus will eat of the tree of life (see Revelation 22:2, 14) and will live forever in heaven where there will no longer be any pain, suffering, or death. Adam and Eve had the opportunity to eat from the tree of life and enjoy a permanent relationship with God. Instead, they chose to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This choice resulted in them being separated from God and the tree of life.
Challenge: Have you placed your faith in Jesus Christ so you will someday have eternal life? Thank God that He has provided a way for your sins to be forgiven and for you to be able to someday eat of the tree of life.