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GOD’S WORD FOR FEBRUARY 23 ~ ~ Genesis 1:11~ ~ “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”

Genesis uses only a few words and simple language to describe the creation of trees. But the importance, variety and complexity of the largest and longest-living things on Earth, is amazing.

The largest Sequoias in northern California weigh more than six blue whales, and the average blue whale can grow to be 80 feet long and weigh more than 150 tons when it is fully matured. …That puts the trees at around 1000 TONS!!!

The tallest Australian eucalyptus trees and redwoods tower as high as a 30-story building. Some of the Bristlecone pines in the American west are 4,000 years old. That’s approximately the age of the earth.

Trees do more than provide us with building materials, food and medicine. Like other green plants, trees take the waste carbon dioxide produced by animals and humans and turns it into oxygen. As a bonus, trees produce sugar. The cellulose fiber we call wood is actually only thousands of sugar molecules linked into long chains.

Trees in the desert cool the air and pump enough moisture into the air to transform a dry air. If it were not for the mycorrhiza fungi, trees would battle through their roots for control of moisture and soil resources. However, when this fungus is present in the root systems, trees will link roots with each other and share water and nutrients, in effect, communicating and working together for mutual benefit.

There is much more in the creation around us than we will ever know in this life. Just as there is infinitely more to our God than we could ever know. I’d like to spend eternity finding it all out, wouldn’t you?

On the New Heavens and New Earth we will see these things and much more, plus face-to-face fellowship with Jesus!!!!

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

1 Corinthians 1:9

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isaiah 65:17

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.”

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