In the United States, a ‘Jesus’ mark has appeared on a tree to a grieving son. Brian Quirk says the resemblance of Christ popped up on a silver maple on the sixth anniversary of his father’s death. Read the full story here.
Now, I don’t wish to mock a grieving child who lost their father. I lost my father, too. But this is clearly a case of wishful thinking; why would the almighty maker of the universe, the being who set up the very laws of nature, the alpha and the omega, why would He manifest Himself in a slice of toast, some spilt coffee, or as in this case, a tree? Funny thing is, when I first saw this ‘Jesus’ mark, the first thing that sprung to mind wasn’t ‘Jesus’; I was genuinely stunned by how closely it resembles the FIFA World Cup trophy! It’s got its arms and legs in the right position, and it holds aloft a sphere. Clearly a sign that the USA is going to win the world cup…?
Brian Quirk’s neighbour Nancy said, “Even speaking about it I get chills … It’s so evident what it is, it’s amazing”. Yes, it is amazing; USA, football world champs? Whodathunk?
© 2014 Bryan A. J. Parry
‘Jesus’ Mark Appears On Tree, Says Bereaved Son
A US man says Jesus has appeared to him on a tree.
Brian Quirk says the resemblance of Christ popped up on a silver maple on the sixth anniversary of his father’s death.
Curious residents of North Providence, Rhode Island, have flocked to see the eye-catching 3in (7.6cm) mark.
Mr Quirk says he noticed the arboreal anomaly as he worked in the front yard of his home, after visiting his father’s grave.
He told the Valley Breeze: “Curiously, it is in the same area where my father would sit outside during his last few months before losing his battle with cancer.
“My mother remains with my family and is recovering from open-heart surgery. A devout Catholic, she finds comfort knowing the image is there.”
Mr Quirk’s neighbour, Nancy Ganem, was in no doubt that it was a sign from above.
“Even speaking about it I get chills,” she told CBS News.
“It’s so evident what it is, it’s so amazing.”