Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A tree's story

Once upon a time, on a particular day in a particular place, an acorn fell onto the ground, where it was nourished by God's soil, sun and rain. The little acorn grew into an oak tree that stood in the right place with some of its branches in the right configuration at just the right height; so that a young rebel riding on a mule that made him sit the right height and ran at just the right speed would lodge his head among the oak's branches to be held in suspension until his time to die at the hands of his father's captain, despite his father the king's instructions to the contrary.

II Sam 18 - And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

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