2008 - The "Old Rugged Cross" - Good News
by J. R. Beatty
I thought it had been cut down by a human’s chain saw – leaving a clear, unexpected picture in its heartwood that immediately reminded me of the "Old Rugged Cross" of Jesus Christ. As a boy in church and school I had sung that old song many times, memorizing the words to all stanzas and chorus.
Miraculously, the end of this fallen tree was facing towards the trail, - its face in an upright position - so all who came by could clearly see this "Good News" reminder of Jesus’ Soul-Saving, Love-in-Action for the entire World's populations! If the tree end had faced in another direction away from the trail, perhaps no one passing by there would ever have seen this 2000-year-old visual message. And my photo would not have been captured for others to see it either.
Then I saw the little cleared section at the bottom of the tree's picture. It reminded me of THE Narrow Path that leads to the Foot of the Cross where all mankind must spiritually kneel in Repentance from OUR Sins against God and man - with Faith in Jesus' Perfect, Sin Cleansing Redemption of our Souls! And note the small spirit-like form you can just see kneeling at the foot of the cross! Amazing!
Recently, on PBS I learned more about the invisible gravity force all over the Universe that bends light around large objects. And the vast amount of invisible "Dark Matter" that warps changes in Einstein's Space-Time Continuum plane.
Did this old rugged tree represent and depict the awesome, invisible Love Power of Jesus Christ that holds up this old Earth and ALL other visible and invisible objects spinning through space?