AN AMAZING FACT: Figs are a tasty fruit common to the Middle East, but one fact about their pollination might cause some consumers to squirm with distaste. All figs must be pollinated by a fig wasp, after which the wasp dies and decomposes inside the fruit!Throughout nature, God created mutual relationships necessary to sustain life. Pollination is one such relationship. In the case of the fig plant, pollination must occur with the help of a small wasp. Female fig wasps implant themselves inside of either the male or female (edible) fig, both of which grow on the same plant. In either case, the wasp will pollinate the fig. Inside the male fig, the wasp lays her eggs. But if she lands in a female fig, she will be unable to lay her eggs and eventually dies.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Matthew 24:32
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matthew 24:33
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