There’s a story about an old lumberjack who went to a lumberjack company looking for a job. He sought out the foreman and told him, “I want to work as a lumberjack. I want to chop down some trees.”

The foreman responded, “Man, I’m sorry, but you are too old to chop down trees.”

The old man looked stunned as he objected, “No, I’m not!”

The foreman, a bit irritated, said, “”look, I’ve worked with a lot of lumberjacks and I’m telling you, you are too old, too weak, and too feeble to chop down trees.”

The old man decided to prove the foreman wrong. He took the supervisor out to a tree, grabbed an axe, and chopped down the tree in record time.

The foreman was amazed. “Where did you learn to chop like that? You are pretty fast with that heave axe!”

“Well, have you ever heard of the Sahara Forest?” The old man asked.

“Uh, the Sahara Forest? Don’t you mean the Sahara Desert?” came the Foreman’s response.

The old man smirked and replied, “Yeah, I guess that’s what they call it now.”

Here’s the point: God has been around longer than we have. He’s been chopping down stuff with His Word.


“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 ESV)

In Christ,
Jonathan Anderson