The Daily Scroll – The Three Trees

There is a place in the forest where a babbling brook runs swiftly over flat rocks creating a very peaceful sound. Beside the brook is a place where sits three trees. The trees appear to be Ancient. They each have a very wide trunk and limbs coming out of the base about 6 feet off the ground. Colored leaves from the trees limbs mingle as they sit together like a trio. Separate yet close enough to form a canopy over this nice piece of land beside the brook. Leaves gently fall to the ground amid pumpkins which are situated around the tree trunks. To the left sits a small stack of firewood resting beside one tree, and a small campfire is burning in the middle of the trio. A tree stump sits to the side, upon which sets a cup of hot coffee steaming up beside a pot. Another stump across from that one has a basket of fruit sitting on top. A small dog sits facing the stream looking left to right, back and forth, searching.

As I sit and relax in this place enjoying God‘s nature, my thoughts are drawn to the trees and what they might represent. The first tree on my left I’ll call faith. The one next to it I’ll call hope. And the one sitting across from both of them forming a triangle I’ll call love. The scriptures talk about faith hope and love and and I’ve always thought of them as three separate things. Yet though the trees are three separate things coming out of the ground, as they reach skyward, their branches and leaves intermingle to form a canopy, and they become one canopy over all three trees. so they’re separate and yet they can be one the Heights. God’s nature reflects his natural world. Although the Father, the Son Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are three separate beings and individuals, when they come together they rise up and become one where you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. If you look at the canopies, they are blended and intermingled into one beautiful canopy of orange, yellow, and  green. Under a slight breeze, the leaves of fall gently glide to the earth. And as you look at them on the ground, you can’t tell If a leaf fell from the tree of faith, or from the tree of hope, for the tree of love. Faith Hope and love sheds its blossoms, its covering, and becomes one blessing. Scripture tells us…

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 6:11)

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:31)

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34)

Three trees under which to rest peacefully. Three truths under which to hold dear. – gene


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