What really gives me pause is the fact that the Book of Revelation brings up the tree of life in the very last words of the Bible. Revelation is the last book in the Bible. Chapter 22 is the last chapter in Revelation.
You had better pray for me because the fruits of my contemplation yield some irreverent images. I get that the tree is for all, but not everyone chooses the path to get to the tree. So just to make sure I won't stray from the path that leads to the tree of life, I picture building a tree house in its branches. I'm living there--away from everybody and everything that could lead me away from God. I'll be safe in the branches of the tree of life.