The ancient tree stands alone on the vacant hill. For centuries it has witnessed the world from its vantage point. It is among the last of its kind. When it was young there was only forest. Trees as far as the eye could see! All of them were giants with strong roots that held deep in the earth clinging to a millenia of foundation. The time came for them to yield up their timber to build a new nation and because it was a just cause the forest agreed requesting that one be spared to hold their history. As the decades progressed the tree grew and saw many wonders. The new nation flourished and soon it oversaw the people as they lovingly worked the rich landscape both above and below the mountains. Often churches gathered beneath it’s branches in fellowship and worship and the tree thrived as the people were blessed. War returned to landscape and yet even amidst smoke of black powder and the thunder of cannons the observed that there were times when the guns fell silent and the men gathered together in worship of the same God. Then peace returned and once again loving hands worked in soil and tended to the animals. In those times the congregation gathered in fellowship and worship but also to play a new game. The game was baseball and at times it bore a resemblance to war except that it ended in laughter and a bonding of the people. By this time a strange buggy rolled over the mountains with a puttering noise and loud bangs that frightened the animals. The people called it a Model T. More decades passed and this time there was two more wars but those were in other lands where the tree couldn’t witness. The only way that the tree even knew that there was war was by the yellow ribbon and special services beneath its boughs. Afterwards, the time of plenty returned to the landscape and the people were generally happy. There was no more war for a while. Only what the people called conflicts. The ancient tree supposed that was better but didn’t really understand the difference. The world was changing rapidly now. There had been devices in space and worldwide communications. The loud Model T had been replaced numerous times with sleeker and quieter buggies. However, all but a few gathered around the tree to sing hymns or play games. The old tree found comfort in the sheltering of the animals and the gentle voice of the farmer who cared for them. Time had remained the same but the speed of life had gotten so fast that the ancient witness was dumbfounded about how to recall it all. And yet it still stands in it’s ancestral home with it’s branches stretched out in welcome and in faith that the people themselves will gather in fellowship once more. Even if it’s only in their hearts.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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