Ever felt a sycamore tree? The bark is papery-flaky revealing silken-smooth firmness beneath. All nature sings the glory of God. Who else but He can reveal firmness of character 'neath layers of dross?
"And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully." Luke 19:1-6
Come down from the tree. Jesus is calling.