Daily Devotional – June 19
Why are trees round and not square? If we had a square tree, think of all the time and effort we would save when sawing them into lumber! Let’s pause and think, why our Creator made trees round and not square?
- Wood layers grow outward from the center in all directions.
- Cylinders provide maximum strength against stresses in all directions.
- Round trees can bend more easily than square-sided trees when a wind is blowing.
- Round trees can bend in all directions; square trees would be more vulnerable to breaking at the corners.
The best design for trees is round; if that were not true, telephone poles and light posts would be square and not round. Sometimes, we overlook what is so common in nature, like why a tree is round. But when we stop and consider it, we see a wonderful design that gives glory to our Creator.
All the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord
~ Numbers 14:21
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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