A Dream of a Tree

A Dream of a Tree

A Story by Amata Luna
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I want to be...

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nce upon a time, with a tale as old as time; a forest lies in the midst of an island. Among the forests there are three trees dreaming something for their lives.

 

The first tree said "I want to be a treasure box that I may carry the most valuable of things in the world"

 

The second tree said "I want to be the strongest ship that storms and winds can't harm anything of me"

 

The third tree said "I want to be the tallest tree that when people look up at me, their eyes will reach the heavens and remember God..."

 

After so many years, the trees lived there waiting for the fulfillment of their dreams. Until one day, loggers went into the mountain and cut those trees waiting for their dream. The three trees were carried into different places and there they were cut and shape for their own purposes.

 

The first tree was cut and made into box. But instead of great treasures, it was filled with hay for animals to be fed. The second tree was also made, but instead of a great ship, the carpenter made it into a simple boat for him to fish. The third three was also cut according to the carpenter's desire. But instead of being the tallest, he was just thrown and stuck elsewhere left to himself.

 

The trees were very sad, until a day came to their lives...

 

...when a woman gave birth to a baby boy named Jesus; the shepherds offered the box with hay on it for the baby to lie down. "Behold!” the box exclaimed, "I now carry the most valuable treasure above heaven and on earth"

 

...when the boat was out in the ocean, a storm warned by and strong winds came crashing unto them, the people on the boat started panicking. But one Man stood up and told the winds “be still!" and the winds ceased and the waves stilled. Since then, that boat had been the strongest in the ocean.

 

...when the time came that the Son of the Most High was led to be tortured, the tree which was just thrown was brought forth and has been made into a cross. The slaughtered Lamb carried the cross. He was nailed into it and there He died as His blood was poured out. Now, every time people look into that cross, they look up their eyes into the heavens and remember how great the love and grace that God has given them by sacrificing His only begotten Son.

 

At the end, the trees achieved their dreams: not the way they want it to be but the way God ordained it to be...

 

Amata Luna

 

© 2012 Amata Luna


Author's Note

Amata Luna
This short story is not mine; though the version of how I told it is. I hope you'll enjoy reading this as much as I do. Dreams do come true!

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Wow!! This is my first time to read this. Though this is not originally yours, I enjoyed it very much. It is very fascinating! It uplifted my spirit! It has a clear message that we can achieve our dreams, we just have to trust God and He has a very special way to grant it to us.. :) Thanks for sharing!!

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Thank you for the amazing story. You create a situation with a powerful and beautiful ending. Thank you for sharing this powerful story.
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Posted 7 Years Ago


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I love the way you wrote this ! Goodjob! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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thanks for the sharing
it does a lot of realization to me
=]

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I recognized this story from my girlhood. Very good lesson.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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I love these and I hope my dreams will come true

Posted 7 Years Ago


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this is totally cute!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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I've never heard this story before and I'm not a particuarly religious person but I love the way you told this story. I also admire your honesty in saying that the original idea wasn't yours, something a lot of people wouldn't do. Thank you for RR-ing me so I could read this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow!! This is my first time to read this. Though this is not originally yours, I enjoyed it very much. It is very fascinating! It uplifted my spirit! It has a clear message that we can achieve our dreams, we just have to trust God and He has a very special way to grant it to us.. :) Thanks for sharing!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have heard this story before! I like your version of it :) It was beautifully told and it spreads a great, uplifting message. No matter what, our greatest dreams can be accomplished :) Thank you for sharing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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