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My bestest friend, Cindy, just sent me this...I think its pretty awesome...


> Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you
> the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
> >
> Once there were three trees on a hill in
> the woods.
> They were discussing
> their hopes and dreams when the first tree
> said,
> "Someday I hope to be a
> treasure chest. I could be filled with
> gold, silver and precious gems.
> Then the second tree said, "Someday I will
> be a mighty ship. I will take
> kings and queens across the waters and
> sail to the
> corners of the world.
> Everyone will! feel safe in me because of
> the strength of my hull."
> Finally the third tree said, "I want to
> grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the
forest. People will see me on top of the Hill
> and look up to my branches, and think of
> the heavens and God and How
> close to them I am reaching. I will be the
> greatest tree of all time and people will
> always remember me." After a few years of
> praying that their dreams would come
true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees.
> When one came to the first tree he said,
> "This looks
> like a strong tree,
> I think I should be able to sell the wood
> to a carpenter," and 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 frightened because he knew that
if they cut him down his dreams would not come
> true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't
> need anything special from my tree, I'll take
> this one," and he cut it down.
> When the first tree arrived at the
> carpenters, he was made into a feed
> box for animals. He was then placed in a
> barn and filled with hay. This
> was not at all what he had prayed for.
> The second tree was cut and made into a
> small fishing boat. His dreams
> of being a mighty ship and carrying kings
> had come to an end.
> The third tree was cut into large pieces
> and left alone in the dark. The years went by,
and the trees forgot about their dreams.
> Then one day, a man and woman came to the
> barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in
the hay in the feed box that was made from the first
> tree. The man wished that he could have
> made a crib for the baby, but this manger would
have to do. The tree could feel the importance of
> this event and knew that it had held the
> greatest treasure of all time.
> Years later, a group of men got in the
> fishing boat
> made from the second
> tree. One of them was tired and went to
> sleep. While
> they were out on
> the water, a great sto rm arose and the
> tree didn't
> think it was strong
> enough to keep the men safe. The men woke
> the
> sleeping man, and He
> stood and said "Peace" and the storm
> stopped. At this
> time, the tree
> knew that it had carried the King of Kings
> in its
> boat.
> Finally, someone came and got the third
> tree. It was
> carried through the
> streets as the people mocked the man who
> was carrying
> it. When they came
> to a stop; the man was nailed to the tree
> and raised
> in the air to die
> at the top of a hill. When Sunday came,
> the tree came
> to realize that
> it was strong enough to stand at the to p
> of the hill
> and be as close to
> God as was
> possible, because Jesus had been crucified
> on it.
> The moral of this story is that when
> things don't seem
> to be going your
> way, always know that God has 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, just not in the way they had
> imagined. We
> don't always know what
> God's plans are for us. We just know that
> His ways are
> not our ways, but
> His ways are always best.

Thanks Cindy

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That is beautiful! I've never read that one before. Thank you so much for sharing that!
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