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Video: God’s Redemption Seen In A Pine Cone

The remarkable knobpine coneAccording to the Encyclopedia of the Bible on Bible Gateway, “redemption is deliverance from the power of an alien dominion and enjoyment of the resulting freedom….The heart of the biblical message of redemption is the deliverance of the people of God from the bondage of sin by the perfect substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ and their consequent restoration to God and his heavenly kingdom.”


At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought. But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence.
Colossians 1:21-22


A powerful symbol of redemption in God’s creation is the remarkable cone of a knobcone pine tree, which exists to release life-giving next generation seeds following devastating forest fires. Let the following video from The John 1010 Project (@John1010proj) remind you to look to this cone as evidence of God’s commitment to regenerating life.

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Spiritual Lessons from the Life of Trees: An Interview with Matthew Sleeth, MD]


I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Psalm 145:1-2


[Read and watch the Bible Gateway Blog post, Video: The Joy of Spring Renewal]


Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 145:3-7


[Read and watch the Bible Gateway Blog post, God’s Creation Is Marvelous!]


The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, Lord;
your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
so that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
Psalm 145:8-13


[Read and watch the Bible Gateway Blog post, Video: God’s Wonderful Animals]


The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.
Psalm 145:13-21

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