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Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Genesis 3:7 (NIV)

Native to the Middle East and western Asia, fig trees have been sought out and cultivated since ancient times. In the Bible, Adam and Eve chose the leaves of this tree to cover themselves once they had sinned. Multiple variations of this tree are now widely grown throughout the world, both for its fruit and as an ornamental plant. The species has become naturalized in scattered locations in Asia and North America.

You can find a fig tree on every inhabitable space of the globe. This speaks to the universal coverage of God. There is no place we can go on this earth where He does provide for us. Let the fig tree represent each time you’ve been covered, taken care of and/or provided for. Let the fig tree remind you that no matter where you are, God is the One who makes your heart to beat and your lungs to fill with air. Let the fig tree resemble your having everything you need. Think about your “fig tree” and thank God for the things He has provided for you.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stall, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3: 17 – 19 (NIV)

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