The olive tree has been a symbol of peace and victory and is well known in many cultures. Its uses are diverse and the symbolism rich. At My Olive Tree we are planting these cherished trees in the desert… but why? It’s more than simply being a part of a blooming desert. The olive tree has great significance in God’s story.
Olive trees are mentioned all throughout scripture. They are used symbolically as peace, prosperity, beauty and the relationship between God and His people.
- “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I will trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.”—Psalm 52:8
- “For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?”—Romans 11:24
The olive tree roots grow deep and they surprisingly thrive in the desert. Thus, making the desert bloom! This blossoming desert is a promise from God that Israel’s restoration is at hand.
“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.”—Isaiah 35:1
When we look at the olive tree as a beautiful symbol of our relationship with God, a deeper meaning of the plant in scripture is revealed. God’s holy “root” is planted within our hearts when we accept Yeshua as our Messiah, and we are grafted into His family. His Spirit, taking root within us, enables us to be His light to the world!
The olive tree’s emblem of peace speaks volumes to those who are exposed to it. At My Olive Tree, the symbolism of olive trees run deep within our hearts. Watching the Lord’s hand at work in blooming the desert, providing economic growth in the Promised Land, and producing peace is truly humbling.
Believers holding the olive tree as a symbol of relationship and restoration with God and His people begin to understand the enormity of God’s plans for humanity. At My Olive Tree we believe that biblical prophecy about the restoration of the land spoken of by the ancient prophets will come to pass no matter our involvement. Our choice to be involved in the process is because of our love for the nation of Israel.
Acts 3:20, 21 states, “Jesus Christ… whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” The process of this fulfillment is in progress.
We can stand together as Believers to be a part of this amazing opportunity, as a picture of peace to the nation of Israel. Would you believe that with the act of planting a single olive tree over 10 years ago, restoration has begun to wash over this precious land?! Jobs have been created… there has been a boost the economy through the harvesting of the trees… and the tree’s reminder of peace is seen by the soldiers, giving them hope as they work along Israel’s borders.
Our goal is to plant 1 million trees in the desert. There are many ways to get involved. Join My Olive Tree today as we continue this journey of peace, prosperity and fulfilling prophecy!