April 27, Today’s thought — Three Tree’s Story

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.    Psalm 27:13-14

Some times people wonder why prayers are not answered promptly, or why the reply is not what they expected. The following story will help them to understand:

Three large trees in a forest prayed that they might choose what they would be converted into when they were felled. One prayed to be made into a beautiful palace; the second to be a large ship to sail the seven seas; the third to stay in the forest and always point to God.

Illustration By: Tim Jonke

One day the woodman came and chopped down the first tree, but instead of a palace, it was made into a common stable, wherein was born the fairest Babe in all creation. The second was made into a small ship that was launched on the Sea of Galilee, on the deck of which stood a tall man who told the multitudes: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The third tree was made into a cross, and to it men mailed that young man, the loveliest personality that ever walked in the earth. Ever since then, the cross has been pointing men to God.And so each prayer was answered. Unknown

Just a simple version of a children’s story; let us take heed and be willing to wait for God’s plan and God’s timing.

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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