Is fire a friend or enemy to sequoias like these? Surprisingly, it is a friend! In fact, sequoias depend on fire for their existence and reproduction. Forest fires heat up the cones so they release their seeds.
Reflecting on his recent trip to California's Sequoia National Park, Rex Morgan's sermon last weekend showed how Christians can be compared to spiritual sequoias. Fiery trials are essential to the Christian's growth (Acts 14:22; 1 Pet 4:12).
With Lianne Tree-varthen as worship leader and Jim Wood in the front row, the service was tree-mendous!