Humans & Trees

Have you ever investigated the life of a tree? According to scientist at Umea University the world’s oldest clonal tree is the Old Tjikko, a Norway Spruce tree; a 9550 year old tree found on the Fulu Mountain in Dalarma , Sweeden.

The Bible makes parabolic comparisons between people and trees. In Psalms there is a comparison in chapter 1:3 of the man who “like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season”. In Jeremiah 17:7,8 it speaks of the woman who “as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Can the lifespan of people who “trust” in the Lord be increased as the life of a tree? Apparently in Isaiah 65:22 when it speak of the future lifespan of God’s elect is “as the days of a tree [are] are the days of my people, and mine elect shall LONG enjoy the work of their hands. Even Adam who is spoken about in parable from of Ezekiel 31 and compared to a “Cedar ” tree, lived 930 years. Apparently, the future for those that trust in the Lord seems to be long and blessed. Another thing that both natural tree and the human have in common is the nurturing process by the water aka the word. Stay near the water (http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=4&t=KJV#10).

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