3 A story from the rabbis in the ancient Midrash Rabbah
4 Ezekiel 47:12“On the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will… bear fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”
5 Revelation 22:1-2“the river of the water of life… flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb…. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing fruit each month; and the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.”
6 This image of the Dead Sea was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite on May 22, 2006. Notice the color of the water!
15 Martin Luther summarized the Christian faith in his 1520 text The Freedom of the Christian “Good things flow from Christ and are flowing into us…. These good things flow from us on to those who have need of them so that we should lay before God our faith and righteousness….”