Easter isn't found by hopping down the bunny trail, but by walking the via dolorosa, which can be translated to "painful way."
1 Corinthians 2: 6-8 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Every tree I see, whatever form it might take, brings this to mind
A tree with its branches stretched to the sky offering shade to those beneath or a home to those above.
A telephone pole that carries lines of power, electric, heat, conversation, words of hope, encouragement
John 10: 1-3 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
A tree that held my Savior while He held my sin so that I could have hope, welcome, a place to call home, a reason to worship...
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God Hebrews 12:2