3/22 - The Tale of Three Trees

. Posted in 2013 Lenten Readings

The first tree said, “When I grow up I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones.”

The second tree said, “I want to be a strong sailing ship. I want to travel mighty waters and carry powerful kings.”

The third tree said, “ I don’t want to leave this mountaintop at all. I want to grow so tall people will look at me and raise their eyes toward heavens and think of God

Years passed; soon all of the trees grew up tall and strong. One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain. All of the trees got cut down.

The first tree was disappointed when she was turned into a manger.

The second tree was disappointed when he was turned into a small sailing ship.

The third tree was confused when she was cut into beams and turned into a cross.

All of the trees were happy at the end because the first tree held Jesus the son of God, the second carried Jesus across a large sea during a storm, the third was used to crucify Jesus Christ. The third tree was the most pleased because her wish came true. Whenever people looked up at her, they thought of God, just as she wanted.

Submitted by Kaylee Caramanica, age 9