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Romans 6:23

Started by JudyB, August 23, 2014, 11:43:19 AM

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For the wages of sin in death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


We took this tree down recently.  For all appearances to all but the most discerning this was a good old viable tree. 

We needed the wood it would supply.

As we started work on the tree the truth became obvious.  There was rot hidden deep in the trunk.  The saying rotten to the core was appropriate here.  The head of the tree new nothing of this rot or the death that was imminent.  It may not have happened this year but it would happen.

When we took it down the tree was bent on falling its own way, not the way it was led.  Sound familiar?

As we cut it up, the tree almost had the last hurrah.  To clear room John almost got trapped by a spruce that was taken down with it.  Sound familiar?

The tree was difficult to the last.  As old as it was, (75 + years) it gave fits, and wore us down.

My mother would have seen a parable here. 

Jeanne Lee

Excellent analogies, Judy.

Did you get enough wood from it?
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Jeanne about 3 face cord.  We expect about 1 face cord per tree.

Jeanne Lee

I'd say that was satisfactory, then.   ;D
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There's a parable in there somewhere for sure. Maybe even a 3 point sermon!
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Great analogy Judy, glad you were able to gain wood from it.

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Thank you Glenn and Don! 

Glen I was mulling this over for a few days before putting it down on paper, My mind wouldn't let it go!


Nice shot Judy.  Look like you did get a lot of wood.


John has corrected me We got 4.5 to 5 face cord.  It is all split and in the basement.  we have a lot more splitting of hardwood to do and likely more aspen to bring in.  There are 5 dead trees we are going after likely Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Jeanne Lee

That's even better figures, Judy.  How much do you usually plan for the winter?
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John likes to get in 35 face cord, however after last winter I am pushing for 40.


Nice object lesson, Judy!  And perhaps a story you'll remember all winter as it helps to bring you warmth :)
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Very good...preaching material. :) C:-)