At the end of the story the boy is an old man and he comes to see his tree. At first she is sad because she has nothing left to give, and he is too old to want anything. “I don’t need very much now” said the boy, “just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well”, said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, “well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.” The boy did, and the tree was happy.
Mothers are like Giving Trees. We love our children more than words can say. When they are young we are the center of their world and those are precious memories of giving night and day. Little children need something all the time. We feel needed and important to them. We are together all the time. They are our whole world and we are their whole world. This makes us happy.
As they get older they need us less and less but we still give everything we have at important times in their lives to help them. They still need us and that makes us happy. Even when we are old and they are old, we are like a stump they can sit on in peace and rest.
God’s love is like a Giving Tree and is a model for mothers’ love. God gave it all for us as his children and so we give it all for our children as well.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Rev. Walker is the pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church www.emanuelreformedchurch.com
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