The Onion A Marvel of Creation

   Today I’m getting away from the animal world and sharing some things about God’s plant kingdom.  I’m sure that every one of us are familiar with the onion. These days they come in a wide variety: colored from yellow to red to white.  They are one of our most common natural seasonings for the foods we eat.  They are easy to grow in our gardens and we can buy them at most any grocery store -- and most people hardly ever think of onions beyond being a food.

   The fact is, the onion is one of God’s little marvels of creation.  It has been used by mankind since time began.  As a matter of fact, the ancient Egyptians literally worshipped it, believing its spherical shape and concentric rings were a symbol of eternal life.  Onions were even used in Egyptian burials, as archaeologists even found onion traces of onions in the eye sockets of Ramesses IV.

   Of all the vegetables in the Egyptian culture, only the onion was made out of gold in Egyptian art works. In ancient Greece, their athletes ate large amounts of onions because they believed it lightened the balance of blood.  Roman gladiators were even rubbed down with onion to firm up their muscles.  During the Middle Ages, onions were so  important that people would pay their rent with onions, and give them as gifts. Doctors were known to prescribe onions to help with  bowel movements and impotency; and also to ...

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