I spotted this strange looking plant the other day in a garden center, and had my camera with me. It's called a Flaming Sword, and is a Bromeliad. This type of plant needs no soil! They are native to Venezuela, where they grow on rocks or tree trunks. They are sold in soil filled pots, though, and will do alright that way, as well. They absorb all needed nurtients through the air. There was a song called "All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe", and this Flaming Sword reminds me of that. We need air for our physical body, but the word of the Lord for our spirit. So here is another sword, one that penetrates to our very depths.
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight." Hebrews 4:12