Jesus said, “I saw you under the fig tree.” John 1:48
I learn lessons from God’s Arizona creatures—one being a lizard in my back yard. Every morning he or she scampers up to a big black rock which faces the west and sits there motionless for minutes. The lizard appears to be meditating while the sun warms its back.
Jesus spotted Nathaniel sitting under a fig tree and said, “There’s a real Israelite, not a false bone in his body.” (v.47). It was common for students of Scripture to spend time meditating under a fig tree on lessons they had learned.
Like the sun-baked lizard, I meditate every morning, too—soaking in the warm sun rays while concentrating on what I’ve learned during my morning devotions.
Lord of all creation, thank you for time in each day to soak in the rays of your sun and to learn from your Son. Amen.