In His Praise — October 29, 2023

“And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground — trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.”

Genesis 2:9a

 I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” That is the opening line of the poemTrees by Joyce Kilmer. The poem describes all the things that a tree does — gains nutrients from the earth, lifts its branches to God, provides a home for birds and withstands snow and rain. Kilmer closes with:

 “Poems are made by fools like me, 

But only God can make a tree.”

If we consider all the changes that trees go through in a year we would have to agree with the poet. Only God could create something that changes to such brilliant, beautiful colors in the fall, then rests before coming to life again in the spring! Not only are trees lovely to see, but they provide shade, homes for wildlife and food for humans and animals.  

No wonder God placed trees in the Garden of Eden that were “pleasing to the eyes and good for food.” He planned for His human creations to enjoy them for millions of years to come.

Aren’t we glad He did? Thank you God for the beauty of nature!

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