2,000 year old seed sprouts

by Rusty Lindquist on January 25, 2011 · 0 comments

Today I ran across an interesting article through Digg that tells of three seeds that were found way back in the 1960’s in the Masada Fortress on the edge of the Dead Sea in Israel.   Recently, these seeds were planted, and one of them actually germinated.

Curious to their age, they carbon dated the two dud seeds and found that they were 2,000 years old, meaning they dated back to the life of Christ, and making the one that germinated the oldest seed ever to do so.

My take away is that you should never give up on that tiny seed of potential in someone you care about, regardless how long it may have lain dormant in an extended hot and dry environment.

Never give up hope, and never stop praying.

Rusty

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1 Margaret June 13, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Thanks! I needed that.

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2 mormonsoprano June 13, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Absolutely! We are never too old for change and growth! My recent post “Inspired By Choir” is another fabulous example of this principle.

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3 Michelle Glauser June 14, 2008 at 4:28 AM

Thanks for the thought.

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