Young Olive Tree|نهال زیتون

GREAT STORY AND WHAT A BOOK!

A Voice from Iran

The king of a far away territory was passing by a farm. He saw a 90-year-old man planting a young olive tree.

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The king got closer to the old man and said: “With all due respect sir, are you planting a young olive tree?”

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The old man said: “Yes, your majesty.”

The king continued asking: “Did you know that it will take 20 years for this young olive tree to develop olives?! You are a 90 year old man, with what hope are you planting this twig?”

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The old man smiled and said: “Everyone else planted and we ate; now we plant for others to eat.”

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The king liked the answer and gave some valuable coins to the old man.

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The old man laughed.

The king asked with wonder: “Why are you laughing?”

The old man said: “Everyone else’s olive trees give profit in 20 years, but my olive twig…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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