Plant to Remember. Plant for Hope. Plant for Restoration.
Are you one of the millions of people mourning the loss of a loved one? The truth is that, although you are surrounded by people who love you and want to help, you can still feel empty, alone, and helpless.
Of course, those who surround you love you and want to see you emotionally healed, but it takes time. And in all honestly, it takes intentional acts of faith.
But during a time of loss, how does one engage in an intentional act of faith in such a way that it memorializes the loved one and continues to produce “good fruit” in their name?
Without taking an intentional act of faith that grasps your grief from within and reconstructs it for the good of humanity, you can feel helpless and stuck in your loss.
You are told to have faith and that the pain will pass. Faith is your only option—so you cling to it like a life raft in an ocean of grief. But faith rooted in desperation shouldn’t be your only option!
What if There Was a Way to Restore Hope?
We understand that grief isn’t something you simply skip over; instead, it’s something that you walk through. However, we also believe that the burden becomes lighter with God’s grace through sowing into His Promised Land.
At My Olive Tree, we have watched hundreds of people reclaim lost hope through sowing into God’s Kingdom restoration in memory of a loved one.
“I had lost a dear friend of mine and was in a lot of pain. I wanted a way for her name to be remembered. I wanted a way for her kind and generous heart to live on. That’s why I sponsored an olive tree in Israel through My Olive Tree. Now her name is on the My Olive Tree’s Wall of Honor for all to see. It brings me a sense of peace knowing the tree planted in her name will produce fruit for generations.” –Wendy, WI
No, it does not instantly heal your broken heart, but it does help you regain some footing and faith in the midst of pain.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”—John 16:33 (emphasis added)
This intentional act of sowing into the Holy Land has given many a way to turn their grief into good fruit for God’s people in the name of their lost loved one.
Restoring Hope When Your Faith is All but Lost
It can seem as if there are no options that help you move past the grief and into peace when you feel helpless. Understand that though the options are few, they are not unavailable.
Choices | Recoil or Remember
You can either allow the grief to consume you, leaving you paralyzed, or allow God to ignite your heart with trust in Him and His promises. Keep in mind that those promises include the reunion between you and those close to you who have passed away.
What better way to restore hope than to invest in the very land where your reunion will ultimately take place—the New Jerusalem? Sowing into the Holy Land to remember a loved one has the capability to carry on a legacy that lasts for generations.
From the minute Israel begins to harvest the fruit of the seed planted through the love you carry for your lost loved one, it will serve as a physical representation of the fruit that person bore during his or her lifetime.
That fruit becomes tangible evidence that the people we lose are still actively working for God’s glory, which will come to fulfillment with His promised return of the Messiah.
“Then the Lord will go forth
and fight against those nations,
as He fights in the day of battle.
And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
which faces Jerusalem on the east…”
Take That First Step and Remember a Loved One
Often that first step is the hardest, which is why My Olive Tree has created a simple process that allows you to leave a legacy and begin to heal.
We are confident that when you invest in God’s Promised Land, it will serve as a physical reminder that He is in control and fulfilling biblical prophecy in this season.
“‘I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
they shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
I will plant them in their land,
and no longer shall they be pulled up
from the land I have given them,’
says the Lord your God.”
Here’s How to Restore Hope and Remember a Loved One
There is a lasting way to remember a loved one while also honoring God and His ultimate plan of restoration.
My Olive Tree has created an easy, 3-step process to remember a loved one by planting in Israel.
- Choose the type of olive tree or a grapevine to plant in the name of your loved one. Simply click on which plant listed below you want to sow.
- Olive Tree Sapling
- 10 to 15-Year-Old Olive Tree in the King’s Valley
- 30-Year-Old Olive Tree in the Kings Valley
- Grapevine in the Negev Desert
- Proceed to the checkout, fill out the fields, and put your loved one’s name in the “tributee” field.
- Have your loved one’s name listed on My Olive Tree’s Wall of Honor and a seed sown in their name into the Holy Land soil.
It really is that simple to plant to remember, for hope, and for restoration.
What Does It Mean to Sponsor an Olive Tree or Grapevine?
It means you are sponsoring a tree or grapevine in the Holy Land soil so that your cause, your voice, and your beliefs are physically tied to Israel. As a result, Israel is blessed and reaps a harvest year after year through the tree or grapevine you chose to sponsor.
How Establishing a Legacy Leads to Claiming Your Inheritance
Just as your desire is to create a legacy that serves to remember a loved one, God wants you to claim the legacy that He has established for you. That legacy is the inheritance He offers through the very land that you will be sowing into.
“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”—Galatians 3:29
Believers are grafted into the covenant promises that God established with the people of Israel, which is all the more reason to confidently partake of the restoration prophecy that is being fulfilled.
“For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 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, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.”—Romans 11:16-18
Don’t let another hopeless day pass you by. Renew your faith now by creating a lasting legacy that not only memorializes your loved one, but also does so in the very Kingdom that God has arranged for your joyous reunion!