Earth

Dear Conservatives:  Please consider conservation.

Dear Christians,  Every day is Earth Day. “In You all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3). “The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed” (Romans 8:19).

The Hebrew word Adam means earthling or human, of adamah, the earth, humus. God formed us of the dust of the ground. No wonder children enjoy playing in sand or dirt, making mud-pies or molding clay. God created planet Earth, one in billions, perfectly suited for us. God gave humans a garden home. The word garden in Hebrew and other languages relates to guarding and protecting such as with a hedge or fence. There have to be limits or we end up like the kids in Lord of the Flies. When we forget we’re not God we end up mud-slinging, trashing God’s creation, wasting resources, grabbing more than we need while others starve.

Most of God’s encounters with people we read about in the Bible took place outdoors. People who live longest and healthiest are those who get outdoors most.

Read this book.  Check out this magazine or some of these websites: New Community Project, Blessed Earth, A Rocha, The Ausable Institute, The Evangelical Environmental Network, Christians for the MountainsReligious Campaign for Forest ConservationInterfaith Power and Light.

3 thoughts on “Earth

  1. Rosemary Phelps

    My biggest problem is litter. Next time you stop at a traffic light, look out at all the cigarette butts on the ground. It is disgusting. I am also taken aback by al the litter people throw from their cars. There is no escuse whatsoever for all the excessive litter on our highways or in our parking lots. And it is easy to fix–everyone needs to be accountable for their own litter. However, that means people need to accept accountability. Not since Adam and Eve has mankind been good at that.

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