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BEAUTIFUL STORY OF DREAMS
« on: May 17, 2006, 02:21:27 AM »
BEAUTIFUL STORY OF DREAMS

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

Once there were 3 trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes & dreams when the 1st tree said, "Someday, I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver & precious gems & be decorated with intricate carvings. Everyone would see my beauty."

The 2nd tree said, "Someday, I will be a mighty ship. I'll take kings & queens across the waters & sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull."

Finally, the 3rd tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest & straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill & look up to my branches & think of the heavens & God and how close to them I'm 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. One came to the 1st 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 2nd tree, one of the other woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The 2nd tree was happy, because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the 3rd 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 1st 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 2nd tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship & carrying kings had come to an end. The 3rd tree was cut into large pieces & left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then a man & woman came to the barn. She gave birth & they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the 1st 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 & 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 2nd 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 & 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 & got the 3rd 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 & 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 & 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.