Wednesday, May 16, 2012

                                           ON THE WIND

In Medieval times, people believed that fern seed possessed magical powers. This idea was probably conceived because ferns don't have seeds. They do have spores, however. These spores are tiny specks so light they could blow across oceans on the wind. The plants these spores produce are very different from the parent fern plant. The spore grows a tiny heart shaped plant, called a prothallium, as small as a child's fingernail. It then produces a plant like the fern. The prothallium lives only a few months, but its offspring may live for hundreds of years.
The fern is uniqe because other plants produce seeds and it does not. Just think, if God makes a fern that's different and provides it a way, what will He do for us?
We are unique in our own ways, too.
Psalms 139: 9-10 says, "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me."
So even if we, too, float on the wind like the spores of a fern, we, too, will be protected by the hand of God.

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