Celebrating the Diversity and Holiness of Agriculture

The natural world is full of wonder. Built into the design of creation is mystery and wonder and a reliance on the Creator to keep it all going. Several weeks ago I found myself walking on a mile-long lava flow in Eastern Oregon. I sat on top of a chunk of obsidian, lava so superheated it turned to glass. Looking out over the flow and the dormant volcanoes beyond, I spotted a lone pine tree rooted onto a piece of lava rock in what looked like a soilless, waterless environment. I sat in wonder staring at this lone pine tree thriving on what little it had around it. I feel the same wonder when I look over farms across the world and around this country, even though I studied agriculture and all the science behind it. 

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