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Bible Plants. 7 – Darnel

In the last of these reflections on nature and Biblical plants, we are looking at two aspects that some people find disturbing. The first of these is actually one of my favourites, and that is the thunder storm. There is nothing that we can experience here at home that demonstrates

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Bible Plants. 6 – Wheat

It has been difficult for many of us to get outside and see the beauty of nature for ourselves, apart from in our gardens, where it’s a shame we have to do the hard work of keeping it tamed in order to enjoy it. We must be grateful for the blessing

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Bible Plants. 5 – Cedar of Lebanon

‘Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters.’ What is it? Fans of The Hobbit will know the answer straight away: wind. Sometimes we bless it, and sometimes we pray that it will go away, but always we are in awe of this fearful and wonderful aspect of nature that

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Bible Plants. 4 – Hyssop

Rather than giving in to that sinking feeling when we look out of the window in the morning and see the garden or the street covered in puddles, why not take a moment to praise God for His blessing, which the Bible often expresses in terms of rainfall. Admittedly, Israel’s

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Bible Plants. 3 – Myrrh

The best thing to do on days when the sun barely peaks through is to look up. Clouds may cover the sky, but they are not the thick, grey blanket that blots out everything; they have edges and shapes, and the sunlight outlines them in dramatic ways, painting a skyscape

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Bible Plants. 2 – Olives

‘Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.’  Exodus 27:20 On some days it is raining, the sky is grey, and at first glance, nature seems to have taken on a black mood, almost as if

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