Celebrate Arbor Day April 29, 2016
Trees are precious gifts of the Creator, referenced in scripture as images of those who desire to belong to God. Psalm 1:3: "They are like a tree planted near streams of water, that yield its fruit in due season." Jeremiah 17:8: "They are like a tree planted beside the waters, that stretches out is roots to the stream."
Today we are becoming aware of how important a role trees play in human physical, psychological, and spiritual health, and in fighting global warming. Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation states: "Trees are a solution to many of the global issues we face, today, improving air quality and water quality and helping mitigate climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger."
On Arbor Day, spend a few moments with a special tree; thank the tree and its Creator for this gift of life.