God revealed in a Redwood - John Van Sloten

August 30, 2009

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Genesis 1:11, MSG

Redwood (Sequoia) – “Common names include Coast Redwood and California Redwood (it is one of three species of trees known as redwoods, but "redwood" per se normally refers to this species). It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living for up to 2,200 years, and this species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 115.5 m (379.1 ft) in height and 8 m (26 ft) diameter at breast height. It is native to coastal California and the southwestern corner of Oregon within the United States.”

“Coast Redwoods get about a third of their water from the fogs that roll in off the Pacific- good thing, because it’s no easy trick to lift water three hundred and fifty feet in the air, which is what some of these titans do.”
Books and Culture, Alan Jacobs, The life of Trees, July August 2008

"So you'll go out in joy, you'll be led into a whole and complete life. The mountains and hills will lead the parade, bursting with song. All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause. No more thistles, but giant sequoias, no more thornbushes, but stately pines— Monuments to me, to God, living and lasting evidence of God."
God through the prophet Isaiah 55:12, MSG

"You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you'll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren't willing to receive from me the life you say you want.”
Jesus in John 5:39, MSG

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June 01, 2013
Ha says 'you?' How can you be so sure? You should rephrase your comment to "I do not believe in a God or Gods"

Be honest. Your idea of what is normal or natural is just NOT normal or natural, indeed we do live is very strange universe. Don't fool yourself, pop the bubbles that you're in'

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May 04, 2013
What it reveals, when studied using reason, is the majesty of nature, and the astonishing and elegant process of evolution. Nature is amazing enough without ancient religious myth painting it with false colors.
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March 13, 2011
very nice. listening to this gave me a warm feeling inside.
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April 11, 2010
Great stuff! Thanks for showing us this!
Amazing the God revealed in the Redwood.

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October 04, 2009
It's simple: Money & Greed

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