MESSAGE FOR THE APPARITION IN THE MARIAN CENTER OF FIGUEIRA, TRANSMITTED BY THE MOST HOLY LADY OF FIGUEIRA TO THE VISIONARY SISTER LUCÍA
From the tiny seed was born a great tree that received water, sunshine and that grew and strengthened itself in the Gifts that God the Father infused with His deep love and fondness. This tree lived days of rain and of full sun, days of winter and of dry weather, days of great sorrow, days of joy and of perfect communion. A few branches dried out; others sprouted anew; some were renewed, others let themselves fall. But since God is so perfect, all the branches, leaves, and fruits that came from that tree returned to her, to her interior. Despite being dry, they were transformed and became a source of food for her roots. The fruits that were not harvested, the leaves that dried and the branches that broke off, are the sources of the fortification of this tree.
Children of Mine, from such a beautiful tree comes each one of your souls. Today your hearts are born again, because they already are ripe fruits, renewed by the seeds of life that they brought within them.
A tree created by God with such care and love shall never perish. Yes, the Lord permits her to live days of winter and days of summer, days of drought and of abundant water, so that she will know how to be strong; this tree can only prepare her branches and fortify her trunk when subject to strong winds that make her grow.
Children of Mine, know how to recognize yourselves as part of this tree that I present to you, and know how to recognize that the natural cycle of life allows her leaves to wilt, her branches to be renewed, and each of these parts, when they touch her roots again, will be transformed into nourishment and a source of life and renewal.
In this way must be your hearts. Those that one day wilt should not fear being transformed so that they will once again be part of the composition of this tree. Know that she would never be alive if she had not been renewed. The trees of yesterday may be transformed into the branches of today, these that sustained in themselves many leaves and that one day may dry, so as to then form part of the trunk of this beloved tree, a trunk that is formed by many branches, leaves and fruits that have permitted themselves to dry, fall, decompose and be reborn like a new living cell of this beloved Figueira.
Dear children, praise and love the cycles of life, which are so mysterious and perfect. Love living according to the Will of God, and allow yourselves to flow in that Will, as pure and crystalline water, which lets itself be molded according to the Will of its God.
My beloveds, these are the times that you longed for so much; times of living love, charity and fortitude for which you have so much prepared your souls and your lives. For this reason, rejoice your hearts and, from the chaos in which the world is found, within and outside of you, know how to recognize the Will of God, Who is asigning each one of you as it corresponds to them, and challenging each soul so that He may fortify it once again.
For a tree to be firm, God sends to it all the winds that will attempt to bring her down; for her to be strong and to be able to live under any circumstances in this world, God will deprive her of water, so that she will learn how to live in times of drought. Then, He will again deliver to her the fountain of life so that she will also learn that her Lord observes her and knows the point until which she will be able to endure it. Never will He leave her helpless.
Dear children, as a good Father, the Lord releases His children so that they will learn to walk. He will let them fall, but will never allow them to remain on the ground. He will always extend a hand to them so that they may stand up again, and once again follow this path of eternal learning.
My beloveds, your hearts are part of a favored project of God – that which He has in His hands all the time. All I ask of you today is that you will never desist, that you may learn from the facts of life and that you be strengthened through them. That the strong winds may be the excuse, the reason to more deeply extend you roots. That you will make of the dry season the reason to wait even more in God for the moment in which, by Grace, He will send you fresh waters. And when these come, you will drink of this water of life, of which each drop is a precious treasure and an eternal fountain of renewal and perseverance.
Today I say to you that the winds that pass through you lives are still not those that come to try to knock down all that was erected by God. This wind will come at the moment in which you will be ready and strengthened to live it. It is necessary, dear children, that as humanity you learn to live love under any circumstances, and that you love God in all the situations of life, knowing to recognize His light even in the midst of darkness, discovering that which He wants to teach you through each learning that He sends into this world.
My beloveds, persevere always; this is all that I come to tell you. Always persevere in the love of God, and choose to live it, always choose love.
I thank you and shelter your lives in My arms.
Mary, your Mother and Lady of Figueira