Though being 5 over 12 it is not too late to change our behaviour and to call a halt to the destructive power of man’s greed.
Source of Inspiration
Is the forest filled
with trees of danger and despair
or a haven of birds
unicorns and devas?
Cut down the forest
sell the wood to the devil
who feeds on our greed and fear.
Clear the underbrush
wherein lurks temptation
prepare the land for
sand dunes of ruin.
Once our lands
were filled with mighty
forests home to beast and beauty
now asphalt heats
boiling putrid waters filled
with industrial wastes
people drowning in chemicals
and death, dwindling to a
trickle of despair.
Is it too late to change
how the story ends?
Too late to fill the land
with joyous song again?
No, but we must act now
to stop this tale of greed.
We must stand together
say, “no more!” then
act swiftly to save humanity.
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You will search in vain for a mention of mammoth trees in the Bible, but because they belong to the group of the tallest trees in the world, we must not overlook them. By the way, that would be very difficult; because their tops are almost invisible from the ground!
Mammoth trees can reach a height of 90 meters and the trunk can have a diameter of 7 meters. They are native to California, but are often planted as a street or park tree in Europe.
The egg-shaped cone the huge trees throw on the earth, consist of thirty scales, that offer complete protection to the very tiny seeds until the time of reproduction. Incredible what a great strong tree can grow out such a small seed and can stand there for ages which surpasses many human generations.
Is this not one of the most remarkable wonders of creation?
The Giant Sequoia it’s massive size, resilience, longevity and beauty brings us in awe. It also can bring us to think about the creation. We can be amazed that this magnificent tree starts from a seed smaller than a grain of oat.
Thinking about the organization of the universe, the configuration of our solar system, the construction of our earth, the composition of all matter, all the DNA sequences that make up all things living, not to mention the human brain which is able to contemplate all this – it’s unfathomable.
Today we also might find that even those giants are threatened by the carelessness of human beings with dealing with nature. We cannot longer ignore the global warming and all the pollution our industry and our way of life creates. The input of our lifestyle to fauna and flora is horrible and unacceptable. Man has to change its way of life soon.
Those who love God should also love and respect His creation. They should defend those who have no voice and should take care to protect them from ‘eternal’ destruction. In the last few years we have seen far too many animal species and plant species disappear. We should take on our responsibility.
Those who believe in God must make their voices heard among the unbelievers and encourage world leaders to protect God’s creation.
The whole world is in our hands
– plants and animals, oceans and ice caps, rain forests, atmosphere and ecosystem.
Jehovah, God, we know we got this earth in loan from you,
touch our hearts, O God, make us worthy of this trust
Help us care for life on this beautiful earth.