Ever studied a dandelion? Its just a weed, a nuisance to a gardener because they grow everywhere. They just keep spreading – mind you, that suits me in some ways because my tortoises love them 🙂 !
But have you ever really looked at that seed head? We all know that it is a clock that can tell you the time if you blow on it, but have you ever studied it really? When we were kids, we used to say, ‘pick one and you’ll wet the bed’…….but have you got down on your knees to inspect one? Its just a weed, a nuisance plant right? Something to just quickly pass by!
Well I think its an amazing and mind blowing thing! Did you know there are between 54 and 172 seeds packed into every head, and a single dandelion can produce up to 2,000 seeds? The seeds are self-fertilising and hold on to the head until they are ripe and then they let go at just the right time. But they are not seeds that just drop to the ground. No, each contains its own parachute, its own transport into the future……just to make sure they spread far and wide. All it takes is a puff of wind at the right time, and they are carried off to destinations new to start a family of their own. And so the species continues.
Can you really believe that that is just a happy accident? How can something so intricately perfect in design and purpose possibly just have happened by chance? Want a new car? Would you just wait for a big explosion and then expect there to be one right outside your door 🙂 !
I’d say they were designed by a genius, a genius known as a Creator God. Have a close look when you next see one in seed, and think about how it came into being!
You might just find it interesting……but equally, it might change the way you think!
Thanks for visiting Time to Reflect and for reflecting with me.
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