Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The Green Scene
On the third day of creation God also, separated the land from the seas, He covered the earth with vegetation -grasses, vegetables, flowers, trees, mosses, and all other kinds of plants.
God did not create just one kind of plant that would develop or "evolve" into many different plants; He produced a great variety, each with "seed according to their kind"
Genesis 1:12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Scientists have discovered that green is the most soothing color to the human eye; that's why surgeons wear green garments in brightly - lit operating rooms.
Plant life is the basis of all life on earth. As animals and people eat plants (or eat animals that eat plants, like sheep and cows), their life is sustained by the energy the plants provide
God's Word promises in Genesis 8:22 that "seedtime and harvest" will continue until the end of the world.
Genesis 8:22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."
God created plants to be more than just functional. He created them to be beautiful and delicious, and He created many, many different kinds of plants to please us. We should be thankful for His goodness to us.
Jesus said we shouldn't worry about the clothing we will wear because God will provide for us, just as He clothes the lilies of the field. Even the simple lilies are more beautiful than King Solonmon in all his splendor!
Matthew 6:29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these lilies of the field