The new foundation and provision for rootedness was laid in human time by Jesus. God erected a “tree” as a symbol and instrument to provide the underlying support that our lives require, for by dying on the cross-tree Jesus attacked the root cause of human foundationlessness – sin.
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When He was hung on the cross, He took upon Himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13)