Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Faith and worship Sunday..The pine tree crosses...200 post give away...

This is an Email I received last week and just had to share........I have heard the story of the Dogwood, but have never heard this one....

Last April on a Sunday we took one of our "nowhere" drives, my husband was quietly driving a back road. I was occupied in the front passenger seat watching the scenery.

I noticed out of the corner of my eye that my husband was straining to look out my window.

This startled me, since his eyes should be on the road in front of him. I asked him what he was looking at out the windows, and he quietly replied, "Nothing." His eyes went back to the road in front of him.

After a few minutes, I looked over at my husband and noticed a tear running down his cheek. I asked him what was wrong. This time he told me, "I was just thinking about Pop and a story he had once told me." Of course, because it had to do with his Pop I wanted to know the story, so I asked him to share it with me.

He said, "When I was about 8 years old, Pop and I were out fishing and that's when he told me that the Pine trees know when it is Easter."I had no idea what he meant by that, so I pressed him for more information.He continued on... "The Pine trees start their new growth in the weeks before Easter -- if you look at the tops of the Pine trees two weeks before, you will see the yellow shoots.. As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form a cross. By the time Easter Sunday comes around, you will see that most of the Pine trees will have small yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots."I turned to look out the window and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a week before Easter, and you could see all of the trees with the tall yellow shoots stretching to Heaven. The tallest ones shone in the sunlight like rows of tiny golden crosses.

I hope you enjoyed this, I know I did. I'd never heard about the pine tree story. But as I look at the picture and think back I remember seeing the small crosses on the pine trees.

My thought today is, why when even the trees and nature of God's world knows and Accepts the Death and Resurrection and the Glory of Jesus and our Holy Lord, is it so hard for humans to accept it? Why do so many question?

I will be posting my 200th post this week and will be having a give away. So check back to see what it will be.


  1. What a lovely story. I will have to look around as we have lots of pine trees.

    Have a Blessed Sunday
    from The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

  2. I've heard this before but glad to be reminded! Neat story! Blessings!

  3. What a touching story and one that I need to pass along to my children and friends. Have a good Sunday. My son is in the military so I like the fact that you have soldiers photos on your sidebar asking for prayers to bring them all safely home into the loving arms of their families and friends.

  4. Great post today - I have never heard that one before! And, I love pine trees!!!

  5. That was a very lovely story. I had never heard of this, but now that I think about it I have seen it before.

    Have A Beautiful Sunday Molly!

  6. I love pines, everything about them! Wise trees indeed.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story! I had never heard it before. Having been born and raised in southwest TN, I have lived among pine thickets all my life and have never paid attention or noticed this phenomema. I have to pay closer attention next year! I will be sharing this story with my famiy and friends as well.

    Many hugs..............



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