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Friday, April 5, 2013

And the Trees Wept!



It was Saturday morning following Good Friday.  I had attended an
Ecumenical Good Friday Service and recalled the tragedies of Holy Week.
Now, I arose, looking forward with anticipation to the joys of Easter Sunday.

As I walked into my kitchen, facing my wall of windows into my back yard,
I  was quite literally knocked speechless by the most astounding, awe
inspiring sight that I had ever seen before, or ever expect to see again.

A bright, clear morning sun had set my yard ablaze; a tall birch tree, a
shapely Japanese maple, and a huge willow tree were arrayed in a mantle of millions of diamonds, setting off radiating sparkles in every direction.  I was
speechless at the beauty before me.  But where, how, why?  My eyes then
traveled downward, and lo and behold streams of sparkling water poured
from every tree.  Again I looked around me;  looked at my neighbors trees
on both sides.  No ice, no frost, no rain!  Nothing!

I stepped out on my deck, holding my arms heavenward to feel the rain....
but no rain fell.  Then as my eyes turned to the glittering trees before me, and
the sparkling waterfall beneath, resembling ropes of moving diamonds more
than water and I thought, “My trees!  My trees are weeping!”

And then almost immediately came a second thought, so clearly;

God is weeping this morning, weeping over His children!”

....and then these thoughts quickly followed.   Easter is not just remembering
the horrors of Good Friday, or the joys of Sunday’s resurrection, because
God still weeps over His children.  God sent His only begotton Son to suffer
and die for our sins, and He still stands at the door of our hearts and knocks
seeking entrance in.  His resurrection gave us hope for eternal life, but our
hearts have yet to learn to love ALL of God’s children, and so He Weeps!

Can we answer His knock on our heart and forgive one another, love one
another, and share the Good News  that Jesus Lives, Jesus Lives!

Submitted by Dottie Burdette
Co-Pastor, Wiarton, ON

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