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GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 20 ~ ~ Psalm 96:12-13a~ ~ “Let the field be joyful, and all that [is] therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD:”

Psalm 148:7

Praise the Lord from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths;

Naturalists have long noted that plants often choose to grow at precise spacing from each other and plants of other species. Scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara theorized that this precision might be a result of communication between the roots of these plants. So they devised an experiment to find out.

They discovered that when burro weed roots neared the roots of the creosote bush, the roots of the creosote bush slowed the growth of the nearing roots. They also discovered that burro weed roots will stop growing when they encounter other burro weed roots. This allows the plants to send their roots out where they will not compete with their own kind. Most astonishing is the discovery that burro weed roots continue to grow if they encounter other roots from their own plant. The amazed scientists noted that this means that even plants may have a sense of themselves as opposed to another of the same kind of plant.

When the Bible tells us that the whole creation praises its Creator, it certainly suggests that at least every living thing has a sense of itself as well as its Creator.

Luke 19:40

But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent,(the people worshipping Jesus) the stones would immediately cry out.”

Psalm 148:1-6~ ~ “Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.”

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)

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