[Treasure of spirit by Pastor Jung Myeong Seok]
The evergreen yew tree
continually overcomes the weaknesses and limitations
that it innately possesses.
Through doing so, its level of vitality increases which enables it
to live for a tremendous period of time.
In fact, this type of tree lives for so long that people have developed a saying
that it lives for a thousand years and lives for another thousand years even after it dies.
It is a tree that has a big trunk but has thin and weak roots…
It is a tree that even has to hold onto any branches that have already died...
At a glance it looks like it will die soon,
however, because this tree struggles to stay alive no matter what,
its level of vitality continually increases.
Therefore, a saying was developed about the evergreen yew tree
that it lives for a thousand years and then lives for another thousand years even after it dies.
People have faith that yew trees will live a long time
because even though they grow slowly, they grow consistently!
The struggles that the tree has to overcome and the effort that it must put in are
due to the weaknesses and limitations that the tree innately possesses.
However, this may be the key source of power that enables its level of vitality to increase.