tassel ferns soared 100 feet, but we can glimpse that world by looking at the Sequoias and Redwoods. It’s almost as if these trees have two parts to their trunks: one part sunk deep into the pre-flood soil some 5,000 ago and the other into our soil today.
But these trees represent more than scenery, it helps us see who we were once. Before the great Noachian flood we find a people who were like the Giant Sequoias 1) Long lived -up to 969 years 2) Tall giants – the Bible tells us that Goliath, who was a post-flood hold out in size, was nearly 12 feet tall according to the Royal cubit (6 cubits and a span). 3) Resilient to disease and decay. With such thick bark, almost impervious to wood destroying insects, and fire, do they indicate that man before the flood may also have had a greater resilience to decay and disease considering the average life span of 895 years. Some sequoias are so old they are nearly as old as the first trees reseeded shortly after the flood or 4500 years old.
Consider its cousin the “Methuselah” tree. There is a Bristlecone Pine that is estimated to be almost 5,000 years old. That makes this tree the oldest living thing on the planet! Feel a little of that inspired feeling we spoke about earlier? How would you like to experience that feeling every time you looked out your backyard window? Perhaps you’d like to commemorate “Arbor-Day or Earth Day or celebrate your own life with a symbol that best equates how we were once and how we will someday become again.
Bibleland presents to you a chance to grow your own Giant Sequoia tree. Create a piece of the ancient world in your own backyard with either a Sequoia, a Bristlecone Pine tree (Methuselah tree) or a Venus Fly Trap or purchase one for a plant lover near you. See our store for details.
Next time you plan a trip to California, take a tour among the earth’s last vestige of true giants and glimpse not only our past but also God’s promise of tomorrow.