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An Ancient Living Yew Tree With A Difference

I had the great privilege to be in the company of an ancient living Yew tree. It is reputed to be around 700 years old at least. As I stood next to it in complete awe, I thought of the significance of touching something alive that was so old & it brought tears to my eyes. It was certainly a WOW moment. I mean this tree had survived and continues to thrive, how amazing.

Even more amazing is it is believed that John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church had preached from this tree! As a young girl I attended Sunday School at a Methodist church. You see this tree is unique as it has a pulpit built into it.

What a truly special tree it is & no doubt I will visit it often now that I have found it. It is in the tiny village of Nanyglyn in Denbighshire, North Wales, UK. Just by the church there is a bridge with a beautiful river & a bench where I sat for ages & listened to the birdsong.

Here is the little video I filmed of the Ancient Yew Tree with a pulpit built into it.

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Jesus DID NOT Die On The Cross To Save Saints~ He Died To Save Us

You are lost in a dark forest at night, full of wild animals, and you do not know how to get out. You see a light ahead, and it appears to be a parked car with a man outside. You choose not to go near the man. Would you be right to blame the man anyway for not giving you directions?

When you move toward the light, doesn’t the light get brighter? In a similar way, if someone is searching for the truth about God but doesn’t know about Jesus, God desires to give them more light when they respond to the light that they have received. Ultimately God will do whatever it takes to try to reach us because He loves us so dearly and desires a relationship with us, as 2 Peter 3:9 shows.

While the previous illustration is OK, for some there is a more appropriate illustration.

A person is lost in a dark forest at night, full of wild animals. He sees a light ahead, which is a parked car with a man outside. He sneaks up on the man, kills him, burns the map, and then says he is doing the best he can because he knows no other way. He is telling the truth, since he burned the map. Today, about 2 billion people, and perhaps the majority of non-Christians, live in countries and cultures that have killed countless Christian witnesses. If someone approves of killing of Christians, how many more missionaries do you think God is obligated to send them?
But the good news for them is that God still keeps sending some missionaries, because He loves those lost people, even enough to sacrifice the lives of some of His missionaries.

We are all sinners because we are all human~Su

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Jesus love for you does not come with a sell by date, but we are now in end times and our days are short~Su

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When Jesus said “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 He was talking to you, today, in this chaotic world of greed and hate. He knows you already, He knows you better than you know yourself and He loves you, He’s never stopped loving you. The harsh lessons and losses were to mould you into the person He wants you to be. Trust in Him ~Su x

Wishing everyone a lovely day. Blessed be x

Do You Believe In Miracles?

I was just talking to a really close friend of mine. This person really does need a miracle right now. Then I remembered this story.

I remember a little boy staying with his Granny, she had fallen asleep and the toddler had climbed up onto the windowsill, he opened the window and fell out. He fell 15 stories from the apartment in the tower block. At the moment he fell to what should have been his death, an open topped lorry pulled up below the window, on the back of it was a mattress. The toddler landed on the mattress and was unharmed. The lorry driver was so shocked he asked the little boy to show him where he fell from. The little boy took the driver up to his Grannies flat. They entered and the Granny was still fast asleep in the chair. He noticed the window wide open. When he went to wake the Granny he was stunned. He had just seen this old lady in the middle of the road. She was blocking the road he should have turned down to deliver the mattress. The driver had to swerve to miss her and he ended up parked outside the tower block so he could look at his map. I believe in Miracles, I always have done. Su x

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