Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ssshhh Listen to the Trees!

Yesterday I visited Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks. The beauty that I saw was breathtaking, especially the trees. The most "important" tree was the Sherman tree which is considered the largest tree in the world according to wood content. It is now something like 115 feet around the trunk at the base. Some of the trees in the park are said to be some 2000+ years old.

As I saw many of the majestic sequoias my mind went back about 2000 years ago to Jesus. How all those years ago, God sent His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for sins, all sins, your sins, and my sins. Jesus came and lived a sinless life and freely gave it for us because He loved us so much. Upon a tree, an amazing tree the cruel cross was made. Although that tree wasn't the size of the sequoia, it was the most important, majestic and meaningful tree that has ever been upon the earth. It was the tree where Jesus died.

But in His dying, He brought life to all those who would accept His sacrifice. Praise The Lord that death couldn't hold Him and He arose victorious and glorious on that first Easter Sunday.

Can you hear? Ssshhh Listen to the Trees! They tell the most amazing story of love!