Did you know that our Lone Cypress lost a significant branch during our February storm? Look at these “before and after” photos.
While you may not have known this, other trees may have received the news. Trees have astonishing abilities to communicate with each other. When threats are experienced by one tree, that tree is capable of sending out a warning signal through chemicals dispersed by wind, or electrical signals sent through the ground, via a vast fungal network anchored by tree roots. Trees actually care for each other in this and other ways. Trees are astonishingly interconnected.
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series, “Trees of the Bible.” Our ancient Biblical writers knew that trees are powerful exemplars of God’s design and love for us.
This Sunday we’ll look at how trees display generosity and self-interest. If you think that Christianity is a religion of asceticism, ashes and hair shirts, our Scriptures lessons declare Good News – we are richly satisfied, when we live in Christ, branches of His Vine, fruits from God’s Tree of Life.