There are two stories that it can teach us-if we will listen:
1) The process of fossilization involves the death of a life form. It happens when a muddy Flood pours rapidly over the living life form and buries it. The life form dies. In this process it, a tree for example, is striped of limbs, bark and roots. The trunk is then pressed and flattened. In the right situation: correct ph, presence of water, minerals dissolved in the water, heat and pressure the wood will fossilize. The minerals are infused into the cells of the life form, while still organic, and then precipitate out replacing these organic remains. It is clear that the tree is alive while being buried and crushed; tree rings remain in the deformed and now fossilized tree. Over a (short) period of time a precious prized colored gem stone can emerge.
Our lives are the same. We were buried, died, and transformed into beautiful stones (through faith in Jesus Christ). Yet, in contrast to the fossil tree we become “living stones” to God and will stand before Him for eternity.
2) It, the fossil wood, teaches us about God’s Holiness, Righteousness, Judgment and Mercy. For there was a great Flood which destroyed all the sinful and rebellious people on the face of the earth in Noah’s Time-except Noah and his family. The petrified tree reminds of this. So, it is a testimony that God did and will judge sin. Just as there was a worldwide Flood there will be a worldwide appearance of Jesus Christ at the end of the Age.
Call upon God while there is time.
Now is the time to repent. Turn to God. Confess your sins to God the Father. Accept that Jesus Christ died for your sins. Proclaim Him as Lord of your life. He will cause your old spiritual nature to die and give you a new one. And He will send His Holy Spirit to help you. You will become a beautiful colored “living” stone in His House forever.