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  • A very old Giant dies

    This giant had stood on the earth since right after Columbus came to the Americas.

    The ancestors of this giant left fossils that are dated 20 million years ago. They had flowers before there were bees. Some of it's relatives lived 95 million years ago.

    This giant was the very oldest of it's kind in the entire world. I first seen it by what I call grace and the world calls an accident. We were running the trails of Cook's Forest and I seen it out of my peripheral vision. We stopped to admire and study it's beauty. It was one of the most beautiful trees I had ever seen. Truly it gloried The Lord Jesus who created it.

    This variety was the largest of the Magnolia trees. They are also called a cucumber tree. It had a circumference of over 14 feet and was 111 feet tall.

    I had thought about that tree several times since then. I wanted to see it again before I died and went to be with The Lord.

    Philippians 4:8 [Full Chapter]
    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

    So I went back to Cook's Forest to see this tree that had stood so long with so much beauty.

    The Lord cares about sparrows and not one falls to the ground without His notice.

    Matthew 10:29New International Version (NIV)

    29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.

    So certainly The Lord cared for this tree.

    I could not find this tree after hours of searching for it. We asked many about it and no one knew anything of it. But I finally found a ranger who had been there for years and he knew of the tree. He told me that it had died and fell. I was very sad about this tree.

    It was almost 500 years old when it fell. Think of how many tornadoes and storms it survived. Think of how many forest fires and insect invasions that were not able to kill it.

    Surely is was but a tree of wood, but it showed the Lord's care for us. And The Lord cared for it.

    I wondered today why The Lord had sent me back to where it had stood.

    The Lord Jesus had nursed this kind of trees for millions of years ( millions of years is nothing to Him) He did this for man to enjoy.

    Just this second, The Lord spoke to me and said that He nursed that tree for me to see and enjoy. It brought tears to my eyes.

    Both The Lord and me loved that tree.

    The Lord sent me back to where it stood so He could have someone to share His sadness with about the falling of this beautiful giant. He wanted someone to attend it's funeral. Someone to remember it and thank Him for creating it.

    Think of His sadness when we die. Surely He will caress you in His arms and carry you to where He dwells and rules forever.

    Truly we worship a Lord worthy of our worship.

    Lou Newton
    Last edited by Lou Newton; July 16, 2015, 05:30 PM.

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    I'm sad I didn't get a chance to see it. I searched for info, but found no images of the tree while it was still standing. I am blessed just by having known that such a grand thing existed and the Lord cared for it an estimated 350+ years. This shows me that we can certainly count on His patience even today.

    Here is an article by the folks who were involved in the old giant's removal. They talk about the cookie that was cut from the trunk. http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fie...t_cucumber.htm

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      Originally posted by Baruch View Post
      I'm sad I didn't get a chance to see it. I searched for info, but found no images of the tree while it was still standing. I am blessed just by having known that such a grand thing existed and the Lord cared for it an estimated 350+ years. This shows me that we can certainly count on His patience even today.

      Here is an article by the folks who were involved in the old giant's removal. They talk about the cookie that was cut from the trunk. http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fie...t_cucumber.htm
      Thanks for the reply Barry.

      I seen it about 15 years ago and it made an impression on me that lasted until now. I drove over 100 miles to see it again. I am also sad that you did not get to see it.

      The Lord Jesus has been around forever and has no beginning. He is in no hurry like mere men are. He is very patient with us.

      BTW, the intersection of Longfellow and Red Eff was not where the tall White Pine was. That was where the Magnolia tree was.

      Lou

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