retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
illustrations by Tim Jonke
Sometimes things don't always work out the way you'd planned. Three trees on a hill had great visions for their futures. One wanted to become a beautiful chest to be filled with treasure. The second wanted to become a great sailing ship to travel mighty waters and carry powerful kings. The third wanted to remain on the mountain and grow so tall, people would see her and think of God in heaven.
But all three met a woodcutter's ax and turned out to be something far different from what they had dreamed. One became a feedbox, the second became a fisherman's boat, the third became a beam, tossed aside in a lumberyard. But that wasn't the end for those three trees.
Like I said before, sometimes things don't always work out the way you'd planned. However, when we fashion ourselves to be useful to God's purposes, we can become so much more.
It may be too late to get this book before Easter, so I've attached a youtube reading of this book. The actual book has full pages of pictures. The video only shows small sections of the pictures on each page.
Have a wonderful Easter.
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