Guided Meditation for Sleep: The Three Trees Bible Story

Guided Meditation for Sleep: The Three Trees Bible Story



find rest as you listen to this peaceful bedtime story for more Bible stories that bring you refreshing sleep download the abide app in the iTunes or Google Play Store welcome to the bedtime story of the three trees a parable of Easter this folktale based on the story of Jesus will take you on a journey from unmet expectations to fulfilled dreams take a moment to get comfortable let your head relax on the pillow take a slow deep breath close your eyes softly and allow the presence of God to fill the room invite the Holy Spirit to cover you in perfect peace and stillness let all the cares of the day drift away as you calm your mind and focus on the good pleasing and perfect will of the Father as you prepare to sleep picture three trees growing on a hillside tall and radiant each tree has a specific purpose one that will lead them closer to the Savior let this story encourage you that no matter what dreams you have for your life dreams that have yet to be realized your heavenly Father knows all about them and he has a mighty purpose for you as you dream sweetly in God's shelter tonight o Lord I ask you for a special blessing over your child as they listen to this story tonight may your presence fill the room and bring a quiet hush over their surroundings may you give them perfect rest so that they wake refreshed may you prepare your plans for them even as they sleep I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen long ago three seeds sprouted in the hills of the Holy Land God watered them with rains until the tender shoots rose slowly above the soil they started as tiny trees growing buds in the newness of spring hear God whisper over the trees these words from the prophet Isaiah you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands imagine God's blessing upon these three trees on top of the hillside he had a purpose for them and watched over them as they grew he sent spring rain to water them sunshine to help them flourish and just enough wind to help their roots grow deep and strong imagine you were on that hillside too near the edge of the forest the three trees tower high above you hear the rustling of their leaves it's as if they're speaking in whispered tones a light breeze blows through the forest and the fragrance of creation is all around you a bird lands on one of the branches and you watch as it fluffs its feathers more birds come and settle in the shade of the trees as you gaze upward you sense that each of the trees will be used to make something useful and beautiful you imagine one of them being carved into an ornate treasure box the carpenter would carefully fashion it to hold vast amounts of silver and gold as you imagine it you can almost smell a rich scent of wood as the carpenter creates the treasure chest for the second tree you imagine a mighty ship being carved from its wood the ship would sail on many seas and carry important people across the ocean it would be well-built able to withstand the wind and the waves it would surely be used for noble purposes then as you look at the third tree you see that it is so perfect so splendid you cannot imagine anyone cutting it down it seems just right where it stands on the hillside as you shield your eyes from the Sun you see the very top of the tree it stands radiant and tall taller than the others its branches look as though they are trying to reach heaven and you allow yourself to imagine the splendor of heaven as you gaze at a lovely tree reaching high into the sky after a while you fall asleep on the hillside resting in the soft grass feeling the warmth of the Sun on your face and you realize that wood cutters have come to chop down the trees as the first tree is cut down you follow the woodcutter he takes it to a carpenter's shop where it is indeed shaped into a box however it is not a treasure box it's a simple feeding trough a manger from which animals graze you're sad for this is not what you expected to be carved from the tree then you see the second tree being carried away to the shipyard you follow along hoping to see the wood made into a glorious ship a vessel that is radiant and splendid however you see that the tree is made in a humble fishing boat it's not glorious at all this is not what you expected for the second tree lastly the third tree the one that stood above the rest is carried past you through town to a faraway place called Golgotha you see that the once towering tree had been made into a crude wooden cross it is placed between two other crosses on a hill you don't understand and at first you feel sad that the trees were not made into noble beautiful things but as you pray you are given a vision of how God intends to fulfill each dream you are taken back to a humble stable where Mary Joseph and the newborn Jesus are resting it's been a long night but the time of rejoicing has come you see Mary lovingly placing baby Jesus in a wooden feeding trough the same trough from which one of the trees was made indeed the tree is holding a valuable and precious treasure the most valuable treasure that ever lived after a while you find yourself on the shores of Galilee there's a storm brewing the waters are choppy and you see the wind and waves toss a small fishing boat back and forth suddenly the men and the boat cry out for help and you see Jesus the Lord and Savior stand up in the middle of the boat and command the wind and waves to be still you realize with joy that the boat is actually the second tree and it was used to carry the most important person who ever lived finally you are taken to the outskirts of town to the hill of Golgotha there you see the three wooden crosses but now there are men nailed to each cross your heart aches as you see that it is Jesus nailed to the cross in the middle the third tree that reached its branches to heaven is holding the Lamb of God and burying the sins of the whole world and then you hear the words it is finished but then you hear the voice of the Lord is loud and clear this is my beloved son of whom I am well pleased your sadness turns to joy as you realize that Jesus is alive he has taken away all of sin and shame it's gone nailed to that wooden cross you are humbled and grateful beyond all belief in awe of how God fulfilled each trees dream you see clearly his divine plan and purpose a deep sense of peace fills your heart as you are given wisdom and understanding and then you realize that the third tree held the most important person who ever lived the cross is now empty as is the tomb but your heart is full to overflowing the Lord has fulfilled his purpose he has shown you the parable of the three trees the parable of dreams tonight rest deeply in the truth that God knows your dreams he has your very best in mind let that truth settle deep in your heart as you cast all of your anxiety on him he loves you and he cares for you he longs to give you the desires of your heart commit every plan every purpose and every dream to him may you sleep in peace because a child is born for us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called wonderful counselor mighty God everlasting father Prince of Peace the Prince of Peace has come he has saved you he gives you his peace to guard your heart his government and its peace will never end he will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity the passionate commitment of the Lord of heavens armies will make this happen Oh Lord of heaven would you watch over your child tonight as they sleep fill their dreams with your calm presence sweet dreams of joy sweet dreams of peace surrounded by your patience protected by your goodness made new by your righteousness o Lord of heaven you are so good the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen may the Lord bless you and keep you may he impart to you his divine plan and purpose over your life as you rest in perfect peace and dream the dreams of heaven which will never fade away I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen take a moment to get comfortable let your head relax on the pillow take a slow deep breath close your eyes softly and allow the presence of God to fill the room invite the Holy Spirit to cover you in perfect peace and stillness let all the cares of the day drift away as you calm your mind and focus on the good pleasing and perfect will of the Father as you prepare to sleep picture three trees growing on a hillside tall and radiant each tree has a specific purpose one that will lead them closer to the Savior let this story encourage you that no matter what dreams you have for your life dreams that have yet to be realized your heavenly Father knows all about them and he has a mighty purpose for you as you dream sweetly in God's shelter tonight Oh Lord I ask you for a special blessing over your child as they listen to this story tonight may your presence fill the room and bring a quiet hush over their surroundings may you give them perfect rest so that they wake refreshed may you prepare your plans for them even as they sleep I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen long ago three seeds sprouted in the hills of the Holy Land God watered them with rains until the tender shoots rose slowly above the soil they started as tiny trees growing buds in the newness of spring hear God whisper over the trees these words from the prophet Isaiah you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands imagine God's blessing upon these three trees on top of the hillside he had a purpose for them and watched over them as they grew he sent spring rain to water them sunshine to help them flourish and just enough wind to help their roots grow deep and strong imagine you were on that hillside too near the edge of the forest the three trees tower high above you hear the rustling of their leaves it's as if they're speaking in whispered tones a light breeze blows through the forest and the fragrance of creation is all around you a bird lands on one of the branches and you watch as it fluffs its feathers more birds come and settle in the shade of the trees as you gaze upward you sense that each of the trees will be used to make something useful and beautiful you imagine one of them being carved into an ornate treasure box the carpenter would carefully fashion it to hold vast amounts of silver and gold as you imagine it you can almost smell a rich scent of wood as the carpenter creates the treasure chest for the second tree you imagine a mighty ship being carved from its wood the ship would sail on many seas and carry important people across the ocean it would be well built able to withstand the wind and the waves it would surely be used for noble purposes then as you look at the third tree you see that it is so perfect so splendid you cannot imagine anyone cutting it down it seems just right where it stands on the hillside as you shield your eyes from the Sun you see the very top of the tree it stands radiant and tall taller than the others its branches look as though they are trying to reach heaven and you allow yourself to imagine the splendor of heaven as you gaze at a lovely tree reaching high into the sky after a while you fall asleep on the hillside resting in the soft grass feeling the warmth of the Sun on your face and you realize that wood cutters have come to chop down the trees as the first tree is cut down you follow the woodcutter he takes it to a carpenter's shop where it is indeed shaped into a box however it is not a treasure box it's a simple feeding trough a manger from which animals graze you're sad for this is not what you expected to be carved from the tree then you see the second tree being carried away to the shipyard you follow along hoping to see the wood made into a glorious ship a vessel that is radiant and splendid however you see that the tree is made into a humble fishing boat it's not glorious at all this is not what you expected for the second tree lastly the third tree the one that stood above the rest is carried past you through town to a faraway place called Golgotha you see that the once towering tree had been made into a crude wooden cross it is placed between two other crosses on a hill you don't understand and at first you feel sad that the trees were not made into noble beautiful things but as you pray you were given a vision of how God intends to fulfill each dream you are taken back to a humble stable where Mary Joseph and the newborn Jesus are resting it's been a long night but the time of rejoicing has come you see Mary lovingly placing baby Jesus and a wooden feeding trough the same trough from which one of the trees was made indeed the tree is holding a valuable and precious treasure the most valuable treasure that ever lived after a while you find yourself on the shores of Galilee there's a storm brewing the waters are choppy and you see the wind and waves toss a small fishing boat back and forth suddenly the men and the boat cry out for help and you see Jesus the Lord and Savior stand up in the middle of the boat and command the wind and waves to be still you realize with joy that the boat is actually the second tree and it was used to carry the most important person who ever lived finally you are taken to the outskirts of town to the hill of Golgotha there you see the three wooden crosses but now there are men nailed to each cross your heart aches as you see that it is Jesus nailed to the cross in the middle the third tree that reached its branches to heaven is holding the Lamb of God and bearing the sins of the whole world and then you hear the words it is finished but then you hear the voice of the Lord is loud and clear this is my beloved son of whom I am well pleased your sadness turns to joy as you realize that Jesus is alive he has taken away all of sin and shame it's gone nailed to that wooden cross you are humbled and grateful beyond all belief in awe of how God fulfilled each trees dream you see clearly his divine plan and purpose a deep sense of peace fills your heart as you are given wisdom and understanding and then you realize that the third tree held the most important person who ever lived the cross is now empty as is the tomb but your heart is full to overflowing the Lord has fulfilled his purpose he has shown you the parable of the three trees the parable of dreams tonight rest deeply in the truth that God knows your dreams he has your very best in mind let that truth settle deep in your heart as you cast all of your anxiety on him he loves you and he cares for you he longs to give you the desires of your heart commit every plan every purpose and every dream to him may you sleep in peace because a child is born for us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called wonderful counselor mighty God everlasting father Prince of Peace the Prince of Peace has come he has saved you he gives you his peace to guard your heart his government and its peace will never end he will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity the passionate commitment of the Lord of heavens armies will make this happen o Lord of heaven would you watch over your child tonight as they sleep fill their dreams with your calm presence sweet dreams of joy sweet dreams of peace surrounded by your patience protected by your goodness made new by your righteousness o Lord of heaven you are so good the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen may the Lord bless you and keep you may he impart to you his divine plan and purpose over your life as you rest in perfect peace and dream the dreams of heaven which will never fade away I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen take a moment to get comfortable let your head relax on the pillow take a slow deep breath close your eyes softly and allow the presence of God to fill the room invite the Holy Spirit to cover you in perfect peace and stillness let all the cares of the day drift away as you calm your mind and focus on the good pleasing and perfect will of the Father as you prepare to sleep picture three trees growing on a hillside tall and radiant each tree has a specific purpose one that will lead them closer to the Savior let this story encourage you that no matter what dreams you have for your life dreams that have yet to be realized your heavenly Father knows all about them and he has a mighty purpose for you as you dream sweetly in God's shelter tonight Oh Lord I ask you for a special blessing over your child as they listen to this story tonight may your presence fill the room and bring a quiet hush over their surroundings may you give them perfect rest so that they wake refreshed may you prepare your plans for them even as they sleep I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen long ago three seeds sprouted in the hills of the Holy Land God watered them with rains until the tender shoots rose slowly above the soil they started as tiny trees growing buds in the newness of spring hear God whisper over the trees these words from the prophet Isaiah you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands imagine God's blessing upon these three trees on top of the hillside he had a purpose for them and watched over them as they grew he sent spring rain to water them sunshine to help them flourish and just enough wind to help their roots grow deep and strong imagine you were on that hillside too near the edge of the forest the three trees tower high above you hear the rustling of their leaves it's as if they're speaking in whispered tones a light breeze blows through the forest and the fragrance of creation is all around you a bird lands on one of the branches and you watch as it fluffs its feathers more birds come and settle in the shade of the trees as you gaze upward you sense that each of the trees will be used to make something useful and beautiful you imagine one of them being carved into an ornate treasure box the carpenter would carefully fashion it to hold vast amounts of silver and gold as you imagine it you can almost smell the rich scent of wood as the carpenter creates the treasure chest for the second tree you imagine a mighty ship being carved from its wood the ship would sail on many seas and carry important people across the ocean it would be well-built able to withstand the wind and the waves it would surely be used for noble purposes then as you look at the third tree you see that it is so perfect so splendid you cannot imagine anyone cutting it down it seems just right where it stands on the hillside as you shield your eyes from the Sun you see the very top of the tree it stands radiant and tall taller than the others its branches look as though they are trying to reach heaven and you allow yourself to imagine the splendor of heaven as you gaze at the lovely tree reaching high into the sky after a while you fall asleep on the hillside resting in the soft grass feeling the warmth of the Sun on your face and you realize that wood cutters have come to chop down the trees as the first tree is cut down you follow the woodcutter he takes it to a carpenter's shop where it is indeed shaped into a box however it is not a treasure box it's a simple feeding trough a manger from which animals graze you're sad for this is now what you expected to be carved from the tree then you see the second tree being carried away to the shipyard you follow along hoping to see the wood made into a glorious ship a vessel that is radiant and splendid however you see that the tree is made into a humble fishing boat it's not glorious at all this is not what you expected for the second tree lastly the third tree the one that stood above the rest is carried past you through town to a faraway place called Golgotha you see that the once towering tree had been made into a crude wooden cross it is placed between two other crosses on a hill you don't understand and at first you feel sad that the trees were not made into noble beautiful things but as you pray you were given a vision of how God intends to fulfill each dream you are taken back to a humble stable where Mary Joseph and the newborn Jesus are resting it's been a long night but the time of rejoicing has come you see Mary lovingly placing baby Jesus and a wooden feeding trough the same trough from which one of the trees was made indeed the tree is holding a valuable and precious treasure the most valuable treasure that ever lived after a while you find yourself on the shores of Galilee there's a storm brewing the waters are choppy and you see the wind and waves toss a small fishing boat back and forth suddenly the men in the boat cry out for help and you see Jesus the Lord and Savior stand up in the middle of the boat and command the wind and waves to be still you realize with joy that the boat is actually the second tree and it was used to carry the most important person who ever lived finally you are taken to the outskirts of town to the hill of Golgotha there you see the three wooden crosses but now there are men nailed to each cross your heart aches as you see that it is Jesus nailed to the cross in the middle the third tree that reached its branches to heaven is holding the Lamb of God and bearing the sins of the whole world and then you hear the words it is finished but then you hear the voice of the Lord is loud and clear this is my beloved son of whom I am well pleased your sadness turns to joy as you realize that Jesus is alive he has taken away all of sin and shame it's gone nailed to that wooden cross you are humbled and grateful beyond all belief in awe of how God fulfilled each trees dream you see clearly his divine plan and purpose a deep sense of peace fills your heart as you are given wisdom and understanding and then you realize that the third tree held the most important person who ever lived the cross is now empty as is the tomb back to your heart is full to overflowing the Lord has fulfilled his purpose he has shown you the parable of the three trees the parable of dreams tonight rest deeply in the truth that God knows your dreams he has your very best in mind let that truth settle deep in your heart as she cast all of your anxiety on him he loves you and he cares for you he longs to give you the desires of your heart commit every plan every purpose and every dream to him may you sleep in peace because a child is born for us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called wonderful counselor mighty God everlasting father Prince of Peace the Prince of Peace has come he has saved you he gives you his peace to guard your heart his government and its peace will never end he will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity the passionate commitment of the Lord of heavens armies will make this happen Oh Lord of heaven would you watch over your child tonight as they sleep fill their dreams with your calm presence sweet dreams of joy sweet dreams of peace surrounded by your patience protected by your goodness made new by your righteousness o Lord of heaven you are so good the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen may the Lord bless you and keep you may he impart to you his divine plan and purpose over your life as you rest in perfect peace and dream the dreams of heaven which will never fade away I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen take a moment to get comfortable let your head relax on the pillow take a slow deep breath close your eyes softly and allow the presence of God to fill the room invite the Holy Spirit to cover you in perfect peace and stillness let all the cares of the day drift away as you calm your mind and focus on the good pleasing and perfect will of the Father as you prepare to sleep picture three trees growing on a hillside tall and radiant each tree has a specific purpose one that will lead them closer to the Savior let this story encourage you that no matter what dreams you have for your life dreams that have yet to be realized your heavenly Father knows all about them and he has a mighty purpose for you as you dream sweetly in God's shelter tonight Oh Lord I ask you for a special blessing over your child as they listen to this story tonight may your presence fill the room and bring a quiet hush over their surroundings may you give them perfect rest so that they wake refreshed may you prepare your plans for them even as they sleep I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen long ago three seeds sprouted in the hills of the Holy Land God watered them with rains until the tender shoots rose slowly above the soil they started as tiny trees growing buds in the newness of spring hear God whisper over the trees these words from the prophet Isaiah you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands imagine God's blessing upon these three trees on top of the hillside he had a purpose for them and watched over them as they grew he sent spring rain to water them sunshine to help them flourish and just enough wind to help their roots grow deep and strong imagine you were on that hillside too near the edge of the forest the three trees tower high above you hear the rustling of their leaves it's as if they're speaking in whispered tones a light breeze blows through the forest and the fragrance of creation is all around you a bird lands on one of the branches and you watch as it fluffs its feathers more birds come and settle in the shade of the trees as you gaze upward you sense that each of the trees will be used to make something useful and beautiful you imagine one of them being carved into an ornate treasure box the carpenter would carefully fashion it to hold vast amounts of silver and gold as you imagine it you can almost smell a rich scent of wood as the carpenter creates the treasure chest for the second tree you imagine a mighty ship being carved from its wood the ship would sail on many seas and carry important people across the ocean it would be well built able to withstand the wind and the waves it would surely be used for noble purposes then as you look at the third tree you see that it is so perfect so splendid you cannot imagine anyone cutting it down it seems just right where it stands on the hillside as you shield your eyes from the Sun you see the very top of the tree it stands radiant and tall taller than the others its branches look as though they are trying to reach heaven and you allow yourself to imagine the splendor of heaven as you gaze at a lovely tree reaching high into the sky after a while you fall asleep on the hillside resting in the soft grass feeling the warmth of the Sun on your face and you realize that wood cutters have come to chop down the trees as the first tree is cut down you follow the woodcutter he takes it to a carpenter's shop where it is indeed shaped into a box however it is not a treasure box it's a simple feeding trough a manger from which animals graze you're sad for this is not what you expected to be carved from the tree then you see the second tree being carried away to the shipyard you follow along hoping to see the wood made into a glorious ship a vessel that is radiant and splendid however you see that the tree is made into a humble fishing boat it's not glorious at all this is not what you expected for the second tree lastly the third tree the one that stood above the rest is carried past you through town to a faraway place called Golgotha you see that the once towering tree had been made into a crude wooden cross it is placed between two other crosses on a hill you don't understand and at first you feel sad that the trees were not made into noble beautiful things but as you pray you were given a vision of how God intends to fulfill each dream you are taken back to a humble stable where Mary Joseph and the newborn Jesus are resting it's been a long night but the time of rejoicing has come you see Mary lovingly placing baby Jesus in a wooden feeding trough the same trough from which one of the trees was made indeed the tree is holding a valuable and precious treasure the most valuable treasure that ever lived after a while you find yourself on the shores of Galilee there's a storm brewing the waters are choppy and you see the wind and waves toss a small fishing boat back and forth suddenly the men in the boat cry out for help and you see Jesus the Lord and Savior stand up in the middle of the boat and command the wind and waves to be still you realize with joy that the boat is actually the second tree and it was used to carry the most important person who ever lived finally you are taken to the outskirts of town to the hill of Golgotha there you see the three wooden crosses but now there are men nailed to each cross your heart aches as you see that it is Jesus nailed to the cross in the middle the third tree that reached its branches to heaven is holding the Lamb of God and burying the sins of the whole world and then you hear the words it is finished but then you hear the voice of the Lord is loud and clear this is my beloved son of whom I am well-pleased your sadness turns to joy as you realize that Jesus is alive he has taken away all of sin and shame it's gone nailed to that wooden cross you are humbled and grateful beyond all belief in awe of how God fulfilled each trees dream you see clearly his divine plan and purpose a deep sense of peace fills your heart as you are given wisdom and understanding and then you realize that the third tree held the most important person who ever lived the cross is now empty as is the tomb but your heart is full to overflowing the Lord has fulfilled his purpose he has shown you the parable of the three trees the parable of dreams tonight rest deeply in the truth that God knows your dreams he has your very best in mind let that truth settle deep in your heart as she cast all of your anxiety on him he loves you and he cares for you he longs to give you the desires of your heart commit every plan every purpose and every dream to him may you sleep in peace because a child is born for us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called wonderful counselor mighty God everlasting father Prince of Peace the Prince of Peace has come he has saved you he gives you his peace to guard your heart his government and its peace will never end he will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity the passionate commitment of the Lord of heavens armies will make this happen o Lord of heaven would you watch over your child tonight as they sleep fill their dreams with your calm presence sweet dreams of joy sweet dreams of peace surrounded by your patience protected by your goodness made new by your righteousness Oh Lord of Heaven you are so good the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen may the Lord bless you and keep you may he impart to you his divine plan and purpose over your life as you rest in perfect peace and dream the dreams of heaven which will never fade away I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen take a moment to get comfortable let your head relax on the pillow take a slow deep breath close your eyes softly and allow the presence of God to fill the room invite the Holy Spirit to cover you in perfect peace and stillness let all the cares of the day drift away as you calm your mind and focus on the good pleasing and perfect will of the Father as you prepare to sleep picture three trees growing on a hillside tall and radiant each tree has a specific purpose one that will lead them closer to the Savior let this story encourage you that no matter what dreams you have for your life dreams that have yet to be realized your heavenly Father knows all about them and he has a mighty purpose for you as you dream sweetly in God's shelter tonight Oh Lord I ask you for a special blessing over your child as they listen to this story tonight may your presence fill the room and bring a quiet hush over their surroundings may you give them perfect rest so that they wake refreshed may you prepare your plans for them even as they sleep I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen long ago three seeds sprouted in the hills of the Holy Land God watered them with rains until the tender shoots rose slowly above the soil they started as tiny trees growing buds in the newness of spring hear God whisper over the trees these words from the prophet Isaiah you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands imagine God's blessing upon these three trees on top of the hillside he had a purpose for them and watched over them as they grew he sent spring rain to water them sunshine to help them flourish and just enough wind to help their roots grow deep and strong imagine you were on that hillside to near the edge of the forest the three trees tower high above you hear the rustling of their leaves it's as if they're speaking in whispered tones a light breeze blows through the forest and the fragrance of creation is all around you a bird lands on one of the branches and you watch as it fluffs its feathers more birds come and settle in the shade of the trees as you gaze upward you sense that each of the trees will be used to make something useful and beautiful you imagine one of them being carved into an ornate treasure box the carpenter would carefully fashion it to hold vast amounts of silver and gold as you imagine it you can almost smell the rich scent of wood as the carpenter creates the treasure chest for the second tree you imagine a mighty ship being carved from its wood the ship would sail on many seas and carry important people across the ocean it would be well-built able to withstand the wind and the waves it would surely be used for noble purposes then as you look at the third tree you see that it is so perfect so splendid you cannot imagine anyone cutting it down it seems just right where it stands on the hillside as you shield your eyes from the Sun you see the very top of the tree it stands radiant and tall taller than the others its branches look as though they are trying to reach heaven and you allow yourself to imagine the splendor of heaven as you gaze at a lovely tree reaching high into the sky after a while you fall asleep on the hillside resting in the soft grass feeling the warmth of the Sun on your face and you realize that wood cutters have come to chop down the trees as the first tree is cut down you follow the woodcutter he takes it to a carpenter's shop where it is indeed shaped into a box however it is not a treasure box it's a simple feeding trough a manger from which animals graze you're sad for this is not what you expected to be carved from the tree then you see the second tree being carried away to the shipyard you follow along bring to see the wood made into a glorious ship a vessel that is radiant and splendid however you see that the tree is made into a humble fishing boat it's not glorious at all this is not what you expected for the second tree lastly the third tree the one that stood above the rest is carried past you through town to a faraway place called Golgotha you see that the once towering tree had been made into a crude wooden cross it is placed between two other crosses on a hill you don't understand and at first you feel sad that the trees were not made into noble beautiful things but as you pray you were given a vision of how God intends to fulfill each dream you are taken back to a humble stable where Mary Joseph and the newborn Jesus are resting it's been a long night but the time of rejoicing has come you see Mary lovingly placing baby Jesus in a wooden feeding trough the same trough from which one of the trees was made indeed the tree is holding a valuable and precious treasure the most valuable treasure that ever lived after a while you find yourself on the shores of Galilee there's a storm brewing the waters are choppy and you see the wind and waves toss a small fishing boat back and forth suddenly the men and the boat cry out for help and you see Jesus the Lord and Savior stand up in the middle of the boat and command the wind and waves to be still you realize with joy that the boat is actually the second tree and it was used to carry the most important person who ever lived finally you are taken to the outskirts of town to the hill of Golgotha there you see the three wooden crosses but now there are men nailed to each cross your heart aches as you see that it is Jesus nailed to the cross in the middle the third tree that reached its branches to heaven is holding the Lamb of God and bearing the sins of the whole world and then you hear the words it is finished but then you hear the voice of the Lord is loud and clear this is my beloved son of whom I am well pleased your sadness turns to joy as you realize that Jesus is alive he has taken away all of sin and shame it's gone nailed to that wooden cross you are humbled and grateful beyond all belief in awe of how God fulfilled each trees dream you see clearly his divine plan and purpose a deep sense of peace fills your heart as you are given wisdom and understanding and then you realize that the third tree held the most important person who ever lived the cross is now empty as is the tomb but your heart is full to overflowing the Lord has fulfilled his purpose he has shown you the parable of the three trees the parable of dreams tonight rest deeply in the truth that God knows your dreams he has your very best in mind let that truth settle deep in your heart as you cast all of your anxiety on him he loves you and he cares for you he longs to give you the desires of your heart commit every plan every purpose and every dream to him may you sleep in peace because a child is born for us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called wonderful counselor mighty God everlasting father Prince of Peace the Prince of Peace has come he has saved you he gives you his peace to guard your heart his government and its peace will never end he will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity the passionate commitment of the Lord of heavens armies will make this happen o Lord of heaven would you watch over your child tonight as they sleep fill their dreams with your calm presence sweet dreams of joy sweet dreams of peace surrounded by your patience protected by your goodness made new by your righteousness though Lord of Heaven you are so good the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen may the Lord bless you and keep you may he impart to you his divine plan and purpose over your life as you rest in perfect peace and dream the dreams of heaven which will never fade away I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen take a moment to get comfortable let your head relax on the pillow take a slow deep breath close your eyes softly and allow the presence of God to fill the room invite the Holy Spirit to cover you in perfect peace and stillness let all the cares of the day drift away as you calm your mind and focus on the good pleasing and perfect will of the Father as you prepare to sleep picture three trees growing on a hillside tall and radiant each tree has a specific purpose one that will lead them closer to the Savior let this story encourage you that no matter what dreams you have for your life dreams that have yet to be realized your heavenly father knows all about them and he has a mighty purpose for you as you dream sweetly in God's shelter tonight Oh Lord I ask you for a special blessing over your child as they listen to this story tonight may your presence fill the room and bring a quiet hush over their surroundings may you give them perfect rest so that they wake refreshed may you prepare your plans for them even as they sleep I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen long ago three seeds sprouted in the hills of the Holy Land God watered them with rains until the tender shoots rose slowly above the soil they started as tiny trees growing buds in the newness of spring hear God whisper over the trees these words from the prophet Isaiah you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands imagine God's blessing upon these three trees on top of the hillside he had a purpose for them and watched over them as they grew he sent spring rain to water them sunshine to help them flourish and just enough wind to help their roots grow deep and strong imagine you were on that hillside too near the edge of the forest the three trees tower high above you hear the rustling of their leaves it's as if they're speaking in whispered tones a light breeze blows through the forest and the fragrance of creation is all around you a bird lands on one of the branches and you watch as it fluffs its feathers more birds come and settle in the shade of the trees as you gaze upward you sense that each of the trees will be used to make something useful and beautiful you imagine one of them being carved into an ornate treasure box the carpenter would carefully fashion it to hold vast amounts of silver and gold as you imagine it you can almost smell the rich scent of wood as the carpenter creates the treasure chest for the second tree you imagine a mighty ship being carved from its wood the ship would sail on many seas and carry important people across the ocean it would be well-built able to withstand the wind and the waves it would surely be used for noble purposes then as you look at the third tree you see that it is so perfect so splendid you cannot imagine anyone cutting it down it seems just right where it stands on the hillside as you shield your eyes from the Sun you see the very top of the tree it stands radiant and tall taller than the others its branches look as though they are trying to reach heaven and you allow yourself to imagine the splendor of heaven as you gaze at a lovely tree reaching high into the sky after a while you fall asleep on the hillside resting in the soft grass feeling the warmth of the Sun on your face and you realize that woodcutters have come to chop down the trees as the first tree is cut down you follow the woodcutter he takes it to a carpenter's shop where it is indeed shaped into a box however it is not a treasure box it's a simple feeding trough a manger from which animals graze you are sad for this is now what you expected to be carved from the tree then you see the second tree being carried away to the shipyard you follow along hoping to see the wood made into a glorious ship a vessel that is radiant and splendid however you see that the tree is made into a humble fishing boat it's not glorious at all this is not what you expected for the second tree lastly the third tree the one that stood above the rest is carried past you through town to a faraway place called Golgotha you see that the once towering tree had been made into a crude wooden cross it is placed between two other crosses on a hill you don't understand and at first you feel sad that the trees were not made into noble beautiful things but as you pray you were given a vision of how God intends to fulfill each dream you are taken back to a humble stable where Mary Joseph and the newborn Jesus are resting it's been a long night but the time of rejoicing has come you see Mary lovingly placing baby Jesus in a wooden feeding trough the same trough from which one of the trees was made indeed the tree is holding a valuable and precious treasure the most valuable treasure that ever lived after a while you find yourself on the shores of Galilee there's a storm brewing the waters are choppy and you see the wind and waves toss a small fishing boat back and forth suddenly the men in the boat cry out for help and you see Jesus the Lord and Savior stand up in the middle of the boat and command the wind and waves to be still you realize with joy that the boat is actually the second tree and it was used to carry the most important person who ever lived finally you are taken to the outskirts of town to the hill of Golgotha there you see the three wooden crosses but now there are men nailed to each cross your heart aches as you see that it is Jesus nailed to the cross in the middle the third tree that reached its branches to heaven is holding the Lamb of God and bearing the sins of the whole world and then you hear the words it is finished but then you hear the voice of the Lord is loud and clear this is my beloved son of whom I am well-pleased your sadness turns to joy as you realize that Jesus is alive he has taken away all of sin and shame it's gone nailed to that wooden cross you are humbled and grateful beyond all belief in awe of how God fulfilled each trees dream you see clearly his divine plan and purpose a deep sense of peace fills your heart as you are given wisdom and understanding and then you realize that the third tree held the most important person who ever lived the cross is now empty as is the tomb but your heart is full to overflowing the Lord has fulfilled his purpose he has shown you the parable of the three trees the parable of dreams tonight rest deeply in the truth that God knows your dreams he has your very best in mind let that truth settle deep in your heart and she cast all of your anxiety on him he loves you and he cares for you he longs to give you the desires of your heart commit every plan every purpose and every dream to him may you sleep in peace because a child is born for us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called wonderful counselor mighty God everlasting father Prince of Peace the Prince of Peace has come yes saved you he gives you his peace to guard your heart his government and its peace will never end he will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity the passionate commitment of the Lord of heavens armies will make this happen Oh Lord of heaven would you watch over your child tonight as they sleep fill their dreams with your calm presence sweet dreams of joy sweet dreams of peace surrounded by your patience protected by your goodness made new by your righteousness o Lord of heaven you are so good the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit amen may the Lord bless you and keep you may he impart to you his divine plan and purpose over your life as you rest in perfect peace and dream the dreams of heaven which will never fade away I pray these things in the precious name of your son Jesus amen we hope this meditation brought you peace to listen to the full collection of biblical bedtime stories download the abide app in the iTunes or Google Play Store

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