The Amnesiatic Squirrel

It is a mysterious achievement that can only be explained by God. I am talking about the mysterious appearance of an oak tree. It starts when an amnesiatic squirrel hides an acorn in the ground. In the spring the acorn reacts to the sunlight that has traveled over ninety three million miles to warm the nutrient reach moisture in the soil that surrounds it. A tiny green sprout emerges from the shell of the acorn and reaches toward the sky. This small sliver of an oak tree then does something that we could all learn from; it constantly reaches up to its Maker.

The life of this young oak tree is full of danger. The teeth of a hungry animal might nip it off while it is young and tender. Heavy feet may crush it or a drought may cause it to perish. It is always a battle to survive in this world but that is the thing that makes life a worthwhile mystery.

Regardless of the danger, with perseverance and the will of God, a young oak survives. The first year it is just a sprout the next year that sprout becomes a sapling. As the years pass the sapling become a full grown tree. And one day the mighty oak drops an acorn that an amnesiatic squirrel takes and hides in the ground. Then the mysterious achievement that can only be explained by God begins again.

“And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:12, NKJV)

Douglas & Deborah Huff

From Down Where The Pavement Ends

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