Three Trees


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Sometimes we get what we need and not what we want...

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 befilled with gold,silver and precious gems and be decorated with intricate carvings.

Everyone would see my beauty. 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 other 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 at me, 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. One came to the first tree and 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, one of the other 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 it knew that, if it was cut down, its dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, I don't need anything special from my  tree,so I'll take this one, and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenter's, he was made into a feed box for animals, 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 smallfishing 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. Then 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 storm 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, and the crowd mocked the man who was carrying it.  Finally, 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 top 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.

Sometimes the heart sees what the eyes can't.



from Suchit