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Isaiah 45: “Drip down, O heavens, from above,
And let the clouds pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,
And righteousness spring up with it.
I, the Lord, have created it.
I really relish when I consider the kind of “well duh” sort of ideas that come out of research science. It seems that at very turning of the page there are concepts which if carried through to their logical and rational conclusions point in only one direction, and that is to the creator God who made everything, including you and I for His pleasure out of His great love.
One such thought came today in a news feed I receive daily on my e-mail feed. 1440 News claims to be a non-biased, fact-based outlet and for the most part that is true. In today’s report a scientist from Finland researching plant interrelationships reported as follows.
“It has long been known that when plants are damaged, they release odorous chemicals into the atmosphere. These chemicals represent an important medium through which plants communicate.
“Whereas broadleaved plants have been frequently shown to respond to chemical odours, the same observations have not been seen in conifers. Therefore, we decided to look whether conifers undergo a similar response and were amazed at the results,” Doctoral Researcher Hao Yu of the University of Eastern Finland says.
The study showed that Scots pine seedlings damaged by bark-feeding weevils release vast quantities of volatile chemicals into the atmosphere. Undamaged plants exposed to these chemicals also start to release volatiles and prepare themselves to emit more if they are subsequently attacked by weevils.”
You may read this and draw your own conclusion, but in the matter of plants communicating with one another it just underscores the whole idea of how much we do not yet understand about human communication and community, and how much may be waiting for us to discover when we see Jesus face to face.