Today’s Devotional – December 17th (The Little Evergreen Tree)

By admin On December 10th, 2013

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Today’s Devotional – December 17th

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The Little Evergreen Tree

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If I were going to write a children’s story, it might be about a little evergreen tree, which lived withhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abies_nephrolepis.jpg its parents in a big meadow (And I might call it, “O’Sheol’s Fair-Meadow”) filled with many different and colorful and beautiful trees.

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And as I wrote about this little tree, I would take special note of the fact that this little tree became very jealous of all the other trees, because of their beautiful and colorful leaves…

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“Mama”, said the little tree, “Why are all the other trees so beautiful, and I’m so drab?”

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“Oh Little-One”, answered Mama, “You just don’t appreciate how we evergreens are always pointing upward to Heaven’s everlasting joy! And that’s your job too! That’s why you are here in O’sheol’s Fair-Meadow, to point the world upward! And in good time, you will see just how wonderful you really are!”

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Of course, we all know how impatient that young little trees can be! And Little-One was no exception! And so, Little-One wahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reprise_._._._a_year_later.jpgsn’t very happy about Mama’s answer. And Little-One thought about what Mama said. And Little-One thought about how all the other trees pointed in all sorts of new and different and interesting directions!

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Well, spring turned to Summer, and Summer turned to Fall. And Little-One grew taller, but so did all the other little trees!

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“Mama”, said Little-One, “all the other trees are taller now, and even more pretty now that Summer is over, and Winter is almost here! Just look at their bright colors now! And Mama, they seem to be pointing in all sorts of new and different and interesting directions, too! And I’m still just this drab old dark green color. And all I ever point to, is upward!”

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“Well, Little-One”, said Mama, “As I’ve already told you, your job is to point the world upward to Heaven! Those other trees point in other directions which may seem new and interesting now. But soon, you will see just how wonderful and special you really are! Just be patient, and you will see!”

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Well now, one day in November, there came a very cold morning. The dark clouds rolled over the land. And then came a strong wind from the north, bringing a very cold, frosty chill throughout that O’Sheol’s Fair-Meadow where Little-One’s family lived.

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And what do think happened? Well, with each and every strong wind, more and more of those beautiful and colorful leaves fell from all those once-bhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_tree_in_winter_Baztán.jpgeautiful trees, until there were no leaves left on those once-beautiful trees!

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And Little-One looked around, in amazement at all the other trees in the O’Sheol’s Fair-Meadow! And Little-One couldn’t believe its eyes! All those once-beautiful leaves were now all gone! And those once-beautiful trees now looked sad and barren! And O’Sheol’s Fair-Meadow wasn’t so fair anymore!

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“Mama! Mama! What happened to all the other trees in the meadow? They look all sad and dead and barren!”

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“Yes, Little-One, that’s what I’ve been trying to tell you! These other trees which pointed in every-which direction, have now lost all their beauty which they had when the weather was fair and warm. But now when hard times have fallen upon O’Sheol’s (now-not-so-fair) Meadow, then only we Evergreens are left with our rich covering! And we still have our dark rich green hue, and we’re still pointing this sad world up to Heaven’s everlasting joy!”

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And so, that was just about the last time that Little-One felt ugly and drab! Now Little-One could see, just how wonderful it is to be an Evergreen tree!

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And by-and-by, Little-One grew up into a very noble Evergreen Tree! And eventually he became the tallest of all the trees in O’Sheol’s Meadow! And now, whenever the strong winds blow, Little-One (no longer so little), now sways gently and gracefully with the four winds of Heaven. And Little-One still is evergreen, and still is pointing straight up, to Heaven’s everlasting joy, for all the world to see!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to raise my children in the nurture and encouragement of the Lord. Help my family to stay strong in the midst of a world of temptation…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT-WATCHMAN

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“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see. But let’s concentrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37. Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye him, Sun and Moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

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December 18th (Just Who is a Wise Man?)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #349 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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