MODESTO, Calif. – A drought-stricken pine tree that had to be cut down is now giving new life to a church in California.
The tree resided next to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and is believed to be about 39-years-old.
As it was cut down, many people are seeing a spiritual image on the trunk.
Either way, church leaders tell KCRA the tree is sending a message.
Five years ago, the congregation became largely divided and many parishioners formed their own church.
Now, they hope the image will draw some residents back to the church.