Do you hear what I hear?

I’d like to introduce you to two awesomely, fantastic  trees today:

First, the beautiful cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani).  This fragrant conifer is the pride of its country,  adorning the nation’s flag (see left).

They are up to 130 ft. tall:

Just how big is that?  This statue, Christ the Redeemer, overlooking Rio de Janiero, is 130 ft. tall:
See how little the people are at the base? Imagine if that were a Cedar of Lebanon.  Big tree.
Ok, our second tree is another biggy. The mighty oak. Below is the 1,000 yr. old Majesty Oak tree in Great Britian…

It stands at an impressive  62 ft. and 41 ft. around!   That’s as tall as this gigantic statue of Jesus at the Solid Rock Church in Ohio (click on the pic below to see a larger image):

King of Kings Statue, 62 ft. tall!

See how the statue towers over those trees and the building behind it?

Yes, both the cedar and the oak are big, beautiful trees, admired by people around the world.  But, do you know, there’s  something in the world even more impressive than either of these, but is still, nonetheless, widely ignored?

God’s voice

“The VOICE of the Lord is powerful; the VOICE of the Lord is majestic.  The VOICE of the Lord breaks the cedars;

Cedar of Lebanon

the VOICE of the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

The VOICE of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.  The VOICE of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare.

twisted oak after a storm

And in his temple all cry, “Glory!” Psalm 29

NOTE:  When I googled, “What’s 130 ft. tall?” and, “What’s 62 ft. tall?” to give you something for comparison, the statues of Jesus came up first.  That’s appropriate, I think, because according to these verses He’s the maker of all trees:

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”  John 1:3

Do you know Him?

Click on the beautiful Golden-Crowned Kinglet below (see him at the bottom on the branch?) for a quick introduction to One who made the towering trees, the ocean and seas, the gentle, soft breeze, and both you and me.

“I wonder, do you know him today?”

Golden-crowned Kinglet, a Sandra Lawrence photo

“The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.” 2 Samuel 22:14

SOURCES:
fourwindsphotojournalfromoldbooksCedrus libani,
ten-thousand-trees.blogspot,   cathedralgrove

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