The Creation, having not been made in the image of God, and having no ability to reason, or to think…KNOW their Creator. The Creation as God Himself has said, groans bearing the weight of the curse, and anxiously awaits its removal and the re-creation of a new earth promised by God.
When one of us dies a memorial service is held. Pleasant words are spoken about us by loved ones and friends. Our life is portrayed by photograph’s that surround our coffin. It is an event for the living, not the dead.
Then solemnly we bury our dead. The dead are remembered but for a short time, then forgotten by generations to come. They are lost behind the veil of time.
Not so with Trees. For the Trees never bury their dead. In life the trees are wrapped in garments of leaves that God decreed would reach up to the heavens and worship Him.
From the very beginning, from a seedling, the trees focus is upward to its Creator. In life trees performed their job, their role, and calling before their Creator in loving obedience.
They provided cover and homes for animals. They provided the coolness of shade, and bore fruit for mankind. They provided oxygen for the earth, so we would have an atmosphere conducive to life. And they sacrificed their very essence for the benefit of their appointed caretakers.
Yes, mankind was given dominion over the trees and over all creation by God. But the main calling of trees was to lift up HOLY hands and clap in worship to their Creator when the Holy Spirit moved them by the wind.
They know the story that is written in the Word of God. They know the story that man continues to ignore. They know it’s beginning because they were there. They live in hope because they know it’s ending as they groan and wait for their Redemption. And they do for us what we are too ignorant to do for ourselves or for others.
They pray that our eyes would be opened and we would catch the vision of our LORD lifted HIGH up upon HIS Throne.