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October 29, 2009

Follow Your Dream with Faith & Hope

Filed under: collection — joykumardas @ 3:41 am

three trees

Once there were  three trees on a hill.They often discussed their hopes and dreams.The first said: “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest.I could be filled with gold,silver and precious gems.I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see my beauty.”

The second tree said:  “Someday I will be a mighty ship and i will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world.Everyone will feel safe during the journey because of the strength of my null.”

The third tree said: “I want to grow to be the tallest and a straightest tree in the forest.People will see me on the top of the hill and will think how close I am to God and heavens.I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

A few years later, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees,one woodsman said :”This looks like a strong tree,I think  I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter.,”he began cutting it down.The tree was happy,because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said: “This looks like a strong tree,I should be able to sell it to the shipyard”.The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree,the tree was dismayed because if they cut him down,he would never realize his dream.The woodsmen said:”I don’t need anything special,so I’ll take this one,”and he cut it down.

From the first tree,the carpenters made a feedbox for animals which placed in a barn and filled with hay.The second tree was used to make a small fishing boat.His dreams of being a mighty ship carrying royalty were dashed to the ground.The third tree was cut into large pieces and stored in a dark place.

Years went by and the trees forgot about their dreams.Then one day, a man and a woman came to the barn.The woman gave birth and they placed the baby on the hay in the feedbox made from the first tree which they found in the manager.The tree realized he was cradling the greatest  treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men set off  in the fishing boat made from the second tree.One of them was tired and fell asleep.Soon a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe.The men roused the sleeping man awake and he stood up and said “Peace” and the storm stopped.The second tree(now a boat )knew now that he had carried the King of  Kings across the water.Finally, someone came and got the third tree.It was carried through the streets and people mocked at the man who was carrying it.When they stopped,the man was nailed to the tree(now shaped like a cross)and was raised in the air to die at the top of a hill.The third tree came to realize hat it was strong enough to stand at the top of the  hill ans was as close to God as was possible,because Jesus had been crucified on it.

So when things don’t seem to be going your way,always k now that God ha s a plan for you.If you place your trust in Him.He will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted,though not in the way they had imagined.We don’t always know what God’s plan are for us.Even if  His ways are not our ways,they are always the best.

–Anonymous



1 Comment »

  1. Odbhut…..

    Comment by itsdiya86 — April 12, 2012 @ 12:34 pm | Reply


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