Jesus Knew

An Essay By Anna // 9/26/2011

Jesus knew every stage of the cursed tree He bled on. He was there when the seed fell to the earth with thousands of its kin; He watched it fight for root space and force its way to the surface. He had tended the dirt himself and fashioned the scientific principles that allowed it to turn sunlight and water into food. He knew where the oxygen it breathed out went.
Jesus knew about the bark forming and the first unfurling leaves. He knew how eventually the tree shot through the sky and cast shadows across the ground. He knew about every individual bird that rested or nested in its branches—and the ones that fell out and died and decayed.
He knew when the tree died, too. He knew every man who had hewed it so roughly that He could feel the splinters.
He knew the stories of the thieves’ trees, too. But He wasn’t thinking about trees.


 That was very good, Anna!

 That was very good, Anna! The only thing that kind of confused me was the very last sentence: But He wasn't thinking about trees.
I would say that He was thinking about trees, because He's God. God doesn't 'not' think about anything.
But that's very minor. The rest of it was excellent, and I'd never really thought of those things before :)

Laura Elizabeth | Tue, 09/27/2011

The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --


I understand what you mean. In an overarching sense, yes, he was thinking about trees - that is, He never stopped willing them into being. But in a specific sense, I guess Jesus' had other thoughts at the front of His mind while He was on the cross.

Thanks for the comment. :)

Anna | Tue, 09/27/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Very good

It reminds me of some medieval English things I have been reading for British Literature--like the Dream of the Rood and such....

Julie | Tue, 09/27/2011

Formerly Kestrel

 Ohhhh, I didn't realize that

 Ohhhh, I didn't realize that you were talking about when He was on the cross. I thought you just meant, through eternity or whatever :P Thanks for explaining :D

Edit: This is Laura, accidentally signed in as Emma

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