A farmer tells the story of the “Miracle Tree” – an old orange tree on his property which had been badly damaged during a brush fire. Practically all the leaves were burned off and in many places the flames had seared through the bark. The wounded tree had not borne fruit in several years anyway, so the farmer decided to finish it off. He used a tractor with a large scoop to try to push the tree down. Again and again he banged the tree with the scoop, opening up deep gashes in the trunk. But the old orange tree would not budge. Finally, the farmer quit trying, went back to his regular farm chores and eventually forgot all about…

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