There was a man who wanted to seek a very rare tree that was hidden on a mountain. His name was Samual. This tree has many healing herbs, and the man wondered where he could find it. As the man was walking around, he was asking an older man about where he could find this rare tree, and the man responded, “Where you seek is further than you imagine. You travel past forests, and travel through water, you go up this mountain and you will find it on the highest corner.”
Then Samual packed his clothes, a tent, water and food for his travel. He kissed his wife and son goodbye, and started walking over a hill. Then this random person asked to go with him, and Samual said yes. They both held their bags and saw a boat. Samual ran towards the sailor and paid him 4 pounds to take him to the mountain. The sailor took Samual's money and him and the boy were sitting and looking over the water.
The boat stopped, and Samual and the boy started to hike past forests and up the mountain. Suddenly, they heard a voice calling them, to take the herbs and give it to all those who are sick. Samual and the boy listened and found the tree. Samual was leaping with joy and grabbed the herbs and packed them into a bag. The boat waited for them and took them back. Samual gave the sailor some of the herbs and said, “Go and keep them for those who are sick in your family.” And he did just that.
After Samual's travel, he went walking through the village and preaching his discovery to all those near him. Everyone was amazed that this poor villager found the Tree of Healing. He ran up the hill and saw his wife washing clothes, and his son playing on the grass. His son saw him and ran for a hug. Samual called out to his wife and as both of their eyes met, she threw her clothes in the bucket and kissed him. Samual told them, “The boy and I found the Tree of Healing and took its herbs, but before I took it, there was a voice. This voice sounded so peaceful and its light shone over the tree. It was GOD!”
As the days went by, Samual never saw his travelling buddy again and wondered where he was, or if he was safe. So Samual went to the village and asked people if they saw the boy of his description. They said no. With disappointment in his eyes, Samual walked back home with his head down. He looked up and saw him. It was his friend. They confronted each other and Samual asked him, “Where were you. I thought you were in danger or you left forever.” The boy replied, “I will never leave you. You are my brother.” Then there was light. The boy rose up and his clothes changed. Samual finally recognised who this mysterious man was. It was Jesus.” I don't believe this, I can't believe this. This whole time it was you, my Lord.” “Yes it was me. I see you for the man you are. A caring person. I believed that you would not keep those herbs for yourself, and you didn't. This is your reward.” Then Jesus put his hands out and the Tree of Healing appeared in Samual's garden. Samual thanked Jesus and when he turned around, he was gone. But this is the story that Samual will tell forever.
Year 8 student