The tree was once a tall, stately hickory tree until a spring storm with high winds came through several years ago. After that storm the tree was reduced to just a shattered stump with a hole completely through the middle. After removing the broken part of the tree, I couldn’t bring myself to cut down the remaining stump. To my surprise later in the spring that old broken stump began to sprout and now every year this little ugly stump with the hole in the middle has the most beautiful leaves of any tree on our farm.
Moral of the Story:
During life’s many trials we often get knocked down or suffer set backs in many ways but through self determination, perseverance, and God’s help, just as this little tree, we can overcome the trials we face in life.