Sunday, April 12, 2009

THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ME THAT I MIGHT WATCH FOR THE CROSS--I AM POSTING FOR THE SAME REASON.

Pine Trees Know Easter!

HAD NEVER HEARD THIS STORY BEFORE BUT, BELIEVE ME, I PLAN TO WATCH THE PINE TREES THIS SPRING TO SEE THE CROSSES.

If this is true, about the new shoots, then you will have to look next year, since I didn't get this in time to post several weeks ahead of Easter.


Last April on a Sunday we took one of our "nowhere" drives, my husband was quietly driving a back road. I was occupied in the front passenger seat watching the scenery.

I noticed out of the corner of my eye that my husband was straining to look out my window. This startled me, since his eyes should have been on the road in front of him. I asked him what he was looking at out the windows, and he quietly replied,"Nothing” His eyes went back to the road in front of him.

After a few minutes, I looked over at my husband and noticed a tear. I asked him what was wrong. This time he told me, "I was just thinking about Pop and a story he had once told me"

Of course, because it had to do with his Pop I wanted to know the story, so I asked him to share it with me. He said, "When I was about 8 years old, Pop and I were out fishing and that's when he told me that the Pine trees know when it is Easter.."

I had no idea what he meant by that, so I pressed him for more information. He continued on... "The Pine trees start their new growth in the weeks before Easter -- if you look at the tops of the Pine trees two weeks before, you will see the yellow shoots. As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form a cross. By the time Easter Sunday comes around, you will see that most of the Pine trees will have small yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots."

I turned to look out the window and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a week before Easter, and you could see all of the trees with the tall yellow shoots stretching to Heaven.

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The tallest ones shone in the sunlight like rows of tiny golden crosses.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU WATCH FOR THE CROSS AND MAY IT SERVE AS A REMINDER THAT IT WAS UPON A CROSS THAT JESUS DIED. HE DIED FOR YOUR SINS AND MINE. HAVE YOU ACCEPTED THAT? HAVE YOU ACCEPTED HIM AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR? IF NOT, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO ACCEPT HIM. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE GIFT HE GAVE YOU, THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE.

PRAY THAT GOD WILL USE THIS TO HELP OTHERS UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRIST SURRENDERING HIS LIFE ON THE CROSS ,THAT YOU AND I, THROUGH OUR ACCEPTANCE OF HIM, SIMPLY BY PRAYING AND ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE HEAVEN OUR NEW HOME.

MAY GOD TRULY BLESS YOU THIS EASTER SEASON

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11 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I have never heard this before. And I am headed out to check. Easter Blessings to you and yours.

mommanator said...

Happy Easter-the cross is bare now! He is risen!

Abe Lincoln said...

Happy Easter. Good eating. Blessed dinner.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm with Mental P Mama! I'm going out to look.
Happy Easter Patty and Abe!

Columbo said...

Have a great Easter. I enjoyed your posting and will check it out.

Renie Burghardt said...

I don't have any pine trees right here or I would go out and check, too. Of course, there is the legend of the dogwood as well, and there are hundreds of dogwoods blooming in my woods, and in the fields and yards around here. Perfect for Easter.

Happy Easter!

Hugs and blessings,

Renie

Femin Susan said...

Neither have I heard of this story.
Happy Easter......

Brenda said...

I had seen that before through emails, and we have several Pines and they never did this that I can ever remember. Maybe certain ones in certain areas? Not sure. Have a great Monday!

Jane said...

I had never noticed the pine trees so closely before. Thanks for a wonderful post, I will be back to visit again soon,

Jane

Shionge said...

Sorry I have been late but this is a beautiful story, Happy Easter :D

Margaret Cloud said...

Here in Michigan we grow pine trees to harvest at Christmas time, so I will keep an eye out, thank you for telling this touching story.