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Need paper? Go soak a tree.

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    A worker soaks mulberry tree branches. That is the first step to turn the branches into paper. (Sergey Pyatakov/Sputnik via AP)
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    A worker boils the branch fibers. (Sergey Pyatakov/Sputnik via AP)
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    Workers spread and dry the paper pulp. (Sergey Pyatakov/Sputnik via AP)
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    The paper is ready to use. (Sergey Pyatakov/Sputnik via AP)
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What is boiling in that huge pot?  It is not stew.  It is shredded mulberry tree branches. 

Strip them.  Mash them into pulp.  Spread them out to dry.  They will make strong paper!

Pray: Thank God for paper. You use paper for drawing and crafts. Your favorite books are made of paper.  

Read More: The Uzbek city of Samarkand began making paper just after A.D. 751. Arabs fought the Chinese that year and won. The Arabs took captives. Some were Chinese paper makers. They taught Arabs to make paper from mulberry tree branches. Some say the paper can last over 2,000 years! Uzbek paper makers still make paper by hand today. They want to restore old writings and books. 

Jesus read part of Isaiah from a scroll: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me . . . to proclaim good news to the poor.” (Luke 4:18)