There are so many purposes for a blog that reaches far beyond the confines of the writer’s immediate audience. Here is a little background on how the naming of this blog came about in the spring of 2014.
While considering a name may come easy for some and for others it may take a little more contemplation, the latter is where one finds me in the name quest. Then, the inspiration for the name came about with the vision of a tree with arching branches spreading upwards and outwards towards the sky. But not just any tree, rather, a tree that had meaning that reflected the tree’s roots and spiritual significance.
The name came about as I was searching the bible. In Isaiah 41:19, I came across the following verse: “I will make trees grow in the desert. There will be cedar, acacias, olive trees, cypress, fir trees, and pines.” (Is. 41:19, ERV) and focused on the word ‘acacias’ or Shittah tree. This is what the Bible Dictionary states based on Isa. 41:19 concerning Shittah tree (acacia) and the Mimosa-Nilotica found in Africa, Asia and as far as India. The particular species that is used here is found in Egypt; thus:
“Shittah wood was employed in making the various parts of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and must, therefore, have been indigenous in the desert in which the Israelites wandered. It was the acacia or mimosa (Acacia Nilotica and A. seyal)).”
“The wild acacia (Mimosa Nilotica), under the name of sunt, everywhere represents the seneh, or senna, of the burning bush. A slightly different form of the tree, equally common under the name of seyal, is the ancient ‘shittah,’ or, as more usually expressed in the plural form, the ‘shittim,’ of which the tabernacle was made.” Stanley’s Sinai, etc. (Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, 28).
We know the story of the burning bush with God speaking to Moses while in the desert before the Promised Land. It is a type of tree that an altar or tabernacle for worship was made from several species of this tree and grows wild. The very wild growing tree and its fruit typify mankind and the quest to understand God, man and plans for all to be fruitful and blessed over and beyond man’s comprehension.
Therefore, the Mimosa Tree Blog will be the papyrus of what this blogger is led to present for its readers. The phrase of ‘the Blessed road less traveled‘ should give the reader an idea that this is not the usual journey of faith blogger. In fact, after much reflection note that as mankind is always looking for true peace, blessings, and prosperity along the roads of life, the road less traveled holds the greater blessings of our lives, yet even though it is before us, our vision is blinded trusting our own choice on the road of life.
The real truth which we continuously seek is only found on the ‘blessed road less traveled.’