Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

 

The Eastern red cedar, also known as a Virginian juniper or eastern juniper, is native to Georgia and is found in eastern North America, from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Eastern red cedar is the most widely distributed conifer of tree size in the Eastern United States, and the species extends northward into southern Ontario and the southern tip of Quebec. In general, the tree is harmless to humans, but exposure to excessive amounts is considered to irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. The red cedar flowers come in different colors; the male flowers are small tallow spurs of pollen, and the female flowers are typically small and light blue.

 

Bible Verse

Matthew 14:25-33

When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was, he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down.Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”