If you like fruit, here is an interesting feature about the tree of life, as described in Rev 22:2:
In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Notice, the tree of life bears twelve fruits.
How can one tree produce different fruit?
Actually, it’s not unheard of—even today.
The secret is grafting.
Sam Van Aken, an artist and associate professor of sculpture at Syracuse University has actually made a tree of forty fruits!
Van Aken took buds from dozens of stone fruit trees and grafted them onto a single stock tree. So far, he has made sixteen trees producing forty fruits, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.
I love how art often expresses a longing (if only unconsciously) for what will one day be an eternal reality.
We know that God also practices grafting—at least spiritually!
And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree (Rom 11:17).
But I suspect the tree of life will not be the result of grafting.
What will that tree be like? What kind of fruit will be on it? What will those fruits taste like?
Someday we’ll know for sure. And if you’ve lived a rewardable life, you’ll eat from the fruit of that tree yourself (Rev 2:7).