The Most Beautiful Tree In The World

Writer's block can sometimes be horrendous. Today, I have this great urge to write and nothing seemed to enter my mind. Yes, I could write about the nuclear threat from North Korea, but, it seems that subject has been getting beat to death. I could write about turning 50 today, but really now, who wants to hear more about me? What should I write about? I entered the answers section of Hubpages. I found this question by PhoenixV asking what we considered the most beautiful tree in the world.

My mind wandered and I remembered an old story.

These are some of the trees I could write about:

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Great Redwoods

If you travel to Northern California, you can see the amazing great Redwood trees.

These trees are absolutely beautiful, but no, not for this hub.

Either way, if you get the opportunity, you should go see the giant Redwoods.

Cypress

Another beautiful tree is the Cypress tree. You can find these lovely trees in many parts of the world.

Again, this isn't the tree for this hub though.

Flamboyant Tree

Here in Puerto Rico, you will see these outstanding trees called Flamboyants. they come in red, yellow and a very rare blue one.

These trees are absolutely stunning, but still are not good enough for this hub.

The Ceiba Tree

It is illegal to cut one of these glorious trees down here in Puerto Rico. The roots from these trees have been known to grow for miles.

They are a gorgeous tree, but still do not rate #1 for this hub.

The Most Beautiful Tree In The World

There are just so many trees that have beauty.

The reason I am picking this one is not only the beauty it shows on the outside, but the story behind this tree and the beauty inside it.

Take a look at the photograph and see if you know what kind of tree I feel is the most beautiful.

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The Story

This tree, many years ago, was tall and straight.

A Man was about to be killed and the ones who killed Him chose this tree to be the means for His death.

The tree did not want to be a part of this horror. The tree begged God, but the killers chose the tree.

The worker planed the boards from the tree straight and nailed the pieces together.

God did hear the tree.

The tree's boards were carried by the Man who was to be killed and he was nailed to it.

The soldiers lifted the tree's boards and watched as the Man died. The Man's name was Jesus. They nailed an innocent man to this tree. They killed God's Son on this tree.

When the man was taken down and entombed, God answered the tree.

"Never again will you be used to kill. From this time on, you will not grow tall and straight, but small and knarly. You will remind mankind what they did to My Son. You will remind humans what My Son did for them. You will only bloom for a few days before and after they crucified My Son. Your blooms will represent My Son. Your bloom will be pure white with four petals. The petals represent My Son's hands and feet. Also on your petal, little tree, will be a spots of red color representing My Son's blood that was spilled to save mankind from all sin."

Today this tree now grows in very small and crooked form. It cannot be used to build or manufacture items. It blooms just before Easter and the blooms fall to the ground just after Easter.

Look at the bloom that represent Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior and Messiah:

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The Tree

In Southern Missouri where I lived for many years, we had many of these trees.

It is true, when I see one, I thank My Lord and Savior for His gift to me.

He brought us Grace and Mercy and this tree was the instrument.

The tree, the most beautiful tree in the world is:

The Dogwood Tree

Let us all Praise God and Jesus for His grace. When you see a dogwood tree, just consider what was done for you.

© G.L. Boudonck

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Not only cool pictures but a story about the tree...well done my friend.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks billy.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

First I thought that since you like so much the flamboyant...it was the chosen. Then I said oh....how smart, he picked the Ceiba.

Nice story never heard about it makes deep sense. I will look up for the real wood, never thought about it. Voted up, across and you know the sharing story.

Trees are so important and there are such a great variety.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks my love.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Love this. Love the dogwood...we had them all over our yard in VA---it is the state tree and ever glorious...the story you shared is wonderful...no wonder I loved the tree so much.

I will now make you laugh....or think I am a nut..but I sometimes think I was a tree ....I love love love trees...I cannot walk past them without feeling a connection to them.

thanks for sharing this

Sending you many Angels this evening :) ps


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Interesting story about the dogwood tree. All the trees you selected are beautiful, but I favor the flamboyant. I have memories of the one growing in a corner of my high school yard. Truth is, I haven't seen a tree that was not beautiful.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Pstraubie, I get you. What would be so wonderful is birds nesting in your arms. But when the ants and ticks come, mmmm. I don't know, I think being human is easier.

Thanks Ms Dora. You are right, actually all of God's creations are beautiful.


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Eco-Lhee 3 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Great hub, I love the story! Voted up!

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