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  • Evelyn Collins

The Trees of the Field

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:11-12 (ESV)


The southeastern portion of the United States is an area full of pine trees. You see extensive forests comprised of these towering trees. There is a clump in my yard that is at least 50 feet high.

A short distance from my home, there is an entire field of these magnificent trees. Tall and graceful, they sway in the breeze. When a storm approaches, I enjoy watching as they dance to the rhythm of the wind.

My favorite time to view these pines is in the spring when they bud. I begin early, watching for nature’s cue. Each day I rush outside and look high into the branches because the buds sprout, then develop and change form fast. I will miss the spectacular event that comes and soon disappears unless I remain watchful. Pines produce sprouts of fresh growth. Their tiny buds transform into the shape of a cross.

Easter occurs in the early spring where I live, so they sprout within days of when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The two events merge in unison, adding an element of astonishment.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Romans 1:20 (NIV)

I smile. My face glows with wonder and joy at the branches with crosses perched on top of the shoots proclaiming the good news of His son, Jesus Christ’s, victory over death!

Our creator marvelously speaks to us if you have the eyes to see. I love to observe nature, praising and proclaiming Christ’s death and resurrection to new life. If the trees can honor God, so can we.


Praise God for things in nature that make us aware of Your presence. Each time I discover these hidden treasures, I’m drawn closer to you.

Your turn:

What new areas of growth in your life do you praise God for as you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Blessings, Evelyn Collins

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28 de mar. de 2023

Thanks Evelyn for this beautiful image of Jesus in His Creation. I sent the photo to my daughter and suggested she see if my 4 yr old granddaughter can find these crosses in the trees near them! Thanks for the visual!

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