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The Tale of Three Trees

Post  Guest on Fri 21 Dec 2007, 6:36 am

Two days ago I was at work and I saw on one of the
tables at break, this book. As I begin to reed it I was so greatly moved by it,
that when I went back to lunch I was able to read the whole book. I have so
memorized that story that I told everybody I knew at work, and even a stranger
that came to order a cake. I even wrote it on a napkin. The next day, so when I
told my husband that I wanted to put it on this web site first, and than when
we get all the pictures together I will post it on my web site. We both were
touched by it and cry, but I was blessed by it. Now here is the story in it’s
entirety I went to the office and copy the whole story and since my husband types
fast he did it for all of us. God bless each and every one of you, as we
celebrate Jesus-Yeshua’s birthday. Anastasia Martone
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The Tale Of


Three Trees


Angela Elwell Hunt

Once upon a mountaintop three little trees stood and dreamed
of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first little tree looked
up at the stars twinkling like diamonds above him. He said. “I want to hold
treasure,” he said. “I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious
stones. I will be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world! The second
little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on its way to the
ocean. “I want to be a strong sailing ship,” he said. “I want to travel mighty
waters and carry powerful kings. I will be the strongest ship in the world!” The
third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and busy
women worked in a busy town. “I don’t want to leave this mountaintop at all,”
she said. “I want to grow so tall that when people stop at look up at me they will
raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the
world!” Years passed. The rains came, the sun shone, and the little trees grew
tall. One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain. The first woodcutter
looked at the first tree and said, “This tree is beautiful. It is perfect for
me.” With a swoop of his shining axe, the first tree fell. “Now it shall be made
into a beautiful chest,” thought the fist tree. “I shall hold wonderful
treasure.” The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, “This tree
is strong. It is perfect for me.” With a swoop of his shining axe, the second
tree fell. “Now I shall sail mighty waters,” thought the second tree. “I shall
be a strong ship fit for kings!” The third tree felt her heart sink when the
last woodcutter looked her way. She stood straight and tall and pointed bravely
to heaven. But the woodcutter never even looked up. “Any kind of tree will do for me,” he
muttered. With a swoop of his shining axe, the third tree fell. The first tree
rejoiced when the woodcutter brought him to a carpenter’s shop, but the busy
carpenter was not thinking about treasure chests. Instead his work-worn hands
fashioned the tree into a feed box for animals. The once-beautiful tree was not
covered with gold or filled with treasure. He was coated with sawdust and
filled with hay for hungry farm animals. The second tree smiled when the
woodcutter took him to a shipyard, but no mighty sailing ships were being made
that day. Instead the once-strong tree was hammered and sawed into a simple
fishing boat. Too small and too weak to sail an ocean or even a river, he was
taken to a little lake. Every day he brought in loads of dead, smelly fish. The
third tree was confused when the woodcutter cut her into strong beams and left
her in a lumberyard. “What happened?” the once-tall tree wondered. “All I ever
wanted to do was stay on the mountaintop and point to God.” Many, many days and
nights passed. The three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night golden
starlight poured over the first tree as a young woman placed her newborn baby
in the feed box. “I wish I could make a cradle for him,” her husband whispered.
The mother squeezed his hand and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth
and sturdy wood. “This manger is beautiful, she said. And suddenly the first
tree knew he was holding the greatest treasure in the world. One evening a
tired traveler and his friends crowed into the old fishing boat. The traveler
fell asleep as the second tree quietly sailed out into the lake. Soon a
thundering and thrashing storm arose. The little tree shuddered. He knew he did
not have the strength to carry so many passengers safely through the wind and
rain. The tired man awakened. He stood up, stretched out his hand, and said,
“Peace.” The storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. And suddenly the second
tree knew he was carrying the King of heaven and earth. One Friday morning, the
third tree was startled when her beams were yanked from the forgotten woodpile.
She flinched as she was carried through an angry, jeering crowd. She shuddered
when soldiers nailed a man’s hands to her. She felt ugly and harsh and cruel.
But on Sunday morning, when the sun rose and the earth trembled with joy
beneath her, the third tree knows that God’s love had changed everything. It
had made the first tree beautiful. It had made the second tree strong. And
every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God. That was
better than being the tallest tree in the world.


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Post  Waqar Daniel on Fri 21 Dec 2007, 7:15 am

Dear Anastasia and Lee

Lee I would like to give you a huge HUG. Anastasia must be going, Lee type this, Lee type that Laughing and poor Lee must be typing this and typing that. I am just joking, I know you love each other a lot. If I would have been married, I would have done the same thing.

I love and respect you both, you are so nice and may God bless and yes Anastasia, thank you for telling me about whose birthday it is. Although many miles apart, I still consider you as my family. My family keeps on growing minute by minute and I thank God for this.

God bless you both in Jesus name. AMEN

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Post  Guest on Fri 21 Dec 2007, 4:13 pm

As I read this story, it reminds me of people like us. We
fix our very own eyes on ourselves. When we dream we dream big like the two first
trees, the third tree dream big but her wish was to please Yahweh, and what
happen here, she had to wait, but her dream became bigger than what she aim for.
As you can see when people look at the cross they think of Yahweh. What about
the other two greedy dreamers, well they never got there dream. What they got
was thanks to the Holy Spirit that shone on them, and made the other two trees
important too. I think we have all learn a lesson here, Don’t ask Yahweh what
he can do for you, but ask yourself what you can do for God. And you will be ready for the Masters use.
Yes Daniel I write 99% of all my letters. When you see both of
our names in one, is because we both wrote it. You all mean allot to me even if we
disagree on certain things like Christmas. I think we are the perfect church of
2Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the word; be instant in season, and out of
season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.



For the time will come when they will not
endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears; And they
shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But
watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,
make full proof of thy ministry.
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Post  Waqar Daniel on Sat 22 Dec 2007, 5:54 am

Thank you for your kind reply. First of all, please do remember, Jesus is the only reason for this season. Secondly, what do I get from this Forum - NOTHING. Yes, it puts lot of load on me, secondly, this board has 160 members and I do not recall anyone praising me for I do not need any praise and I never demand praise either. 8,000 people directly work for me, I never encourage anyone to praise me for I do not need praise of men because they all lie.

If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked (Proverbs 29:12)

In the religious world, thousands of people know me as I have prayed or pray on them, again I don't need praise because all the praise goes to Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. So I do not need praise of men and I have never charged anyone for my prayers, teaching or preaching. I simply never sell the name of Jesus Christ and I don't plan to do it future. Whatever God has blessed me with, I use those resources. So I do not store heaps of treasures for myself. No Church supports me and I do not need support of any Church or of a man as I have God Almighty as my Father in Heavens.

I think that according to the promise of Jesus Christ, I do have little bit of free gift of Holy Spirit and I think that I never indulge in false teaching and I never endorse it either. Neither I follow ignorant people as I follow God, who is my Guide, Helper and Counsellor.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

God bless you and your family.

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Post  gil on Sat 22 Dec 2007, 8:36 pm

I love you dad for who you are because I know you and people may not know you.

Love you

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The tale of three Trees.

Post  Guest on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 7:34 am

Daniel, I think you got me
wrong. I have a highly respect for you and your Forum. I know you do not get
money off this Forum. Lee and I admire your integrity. I cannot swear
because the Word tells us not to swear, but Yahweh knows I never wrote that statement
against you. I only wanted people to see my view on the story. The way I see
it, I know different people will see it their way. What made you think I was
ever talking about you? My Daughter came over for my birthday. She read the
story and she cry out while reading it. Than she read my last comment on the
story and she said why did you gave your last comment on it, I told her that
this is the way I see it, and I knew some people would visualized it in there
own way, nothing else. About 2Timothy that is my own point of view on Christmas
you got yours and I have mind. Yahweh does not want me to celebrate Christmas. God
is not dealt with you on this issue, but like I said one day it hit me hard the
words—( Do not worship me the way the pagans do. )I am not calling anybody
Pagan, I was a Christian for many years I celebrated Christmas because Yahweh
did not speak to my spirit yet, but now he has, it is like being born again, you
only get it once than you change. Since you do not feel it is bad for you, and
all who wrote in favor of celebrating Christmas. So the Bible says to him that it
is sin is sin. So what, we have a difference
of opinion, but like I have said before that is the perfect church, we are here
to learn from one another and to rebuke in a well manner way, les we also fall, they
did that in the early church, and it should of never stopped. Like everything
we have change so much from the true church, that people are dancing walking
and screaming around thinking it is the Holy Spirit making them do it, when
they all act like they are demon posses. When you get the Holy Spirit and when
Jesus cast out Devils they all acted of a sound mind and calm. I can tell you
this because my Church acts like this. I do not stop going to this church, but
I know nobody acted like that in the New Testament church, only the ones poses.
But I hope Yahweh will open their eyes to see and reed His Word. About you I
love and respect you even if you differ with me on Christmas. You Daniel are a
true brother in Christ even if you celebrate Christmas. Like Paul said
everything is permissible for me but I will not let it master me. Once Yahweh
spoke to me on this matter it has become sin to me. I like Christmas and it is
colorful, not offensive to me because it gives me a good feeling I do not participate in it. Most of the
people celebrate it not thinking of Jesus whatsoever. But I think of Him all
the time day and night and like you said everyday is Christmas. But I will not
celebrate it. I feel it started as pagan.
The internet Encyclopedias have much to say about it. And just in case they are
right I won’t do it. Again this is me, but you are wrong to think that I
do not believe in your sincerity you fallow the word of Yahweh and obey Him,
and the proof is right here in your own forum. You pray so beautiful and you
care for us I know this to be true. So no Daniel I was just telling my view on
the story, not one thought of rebuking you, it just sounded that way. Okay
brother trust me on this one. I love you my brother and may Yahweh be with you were ever you go, and may he protect you from Satan is my prayer for you. Anastasia

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Post  ChristianLady on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 6:14 pm

Gil you are not the only one here. Daniel you and your adopted kids Razz

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Post  Waqar Daniel on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 7:29 pm

Gil do I need to write that I love you? Here you are, I love you too and you are very special to me. You are so cute and yes I do overlook replies sometimes. Are you happy now? Gil, I do not want you to support me, even if I am nobody to this world, I am somebody to my God. Love you Laughing
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Post  gil on Sun 23 Dec 2007, 8:37 pm

Thanx a lot dad and it really means a lot to me. I am happy now. Very Happy

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