Words from the Heart for Tuesday August 18th, 2020

So the land produced plants. Each kind of plant had its own kind of seeds. And the land produced trees that grew fruit with seeds in it. Each kind of tree had its own kind of seeds. God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:12 (NIRV)

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Seeds

Canada thistle  is a root-creeping perennial. Thickets of thistle  crowd out forage grasses in pastures and rangelands, reducing crop yields and productivity.  Considered noxious under the BC  Weed Control Act, Canada thistle is commonly found on roadsides, cultivated fields, pastures, logged forests, riverbanks, and other disturbed areas. It has purple or white flowers, with stalkless, spiny, dark-green leaves. Canada thistle spreads rapidly through horizontal roots that give rise to large infestation patches, out-competing native plants. It develops seeds unsparingly and may produce 1,000 to 1,500 seeds per flowering shoot.

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As beautiful as the world is this time of the year, I can’t begin to imagine how beautiful it must have been before God’s good creation was marred by sin. As green and lush as Canada is this time of the year, it must have been stunning in the beginning. God had planned it that way. In Genesis 1:12 we read, “So the land produced plants. Each kind of plant had its own kind of seeds. And the land produced trees that grew fruit with seeds in it. Each kind of tree had its own kind of seeds. God saw that it was good.” After all these years, this is still the case. Seed companies have developed an incredible number of varieties, but the basic science is still that which God birthed. Land produces plants, each plant produced from the seed of those that had gone before. The brightest minds only build on what God created at the start. No wonder Paul would write in Romans 1 that what may be known about God is plain through what He has created. Take some time to ponder what you learn of God from His creation.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley