Care For God’s Earth

“How countless are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number – living things both large and small.” Psalms 104:24-25 CSB

“God blessed them [Adam and Eve*], and said to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.’” Genesis 1:28 CSB [*I added]

A small portion of God’s amazing created earth! Hanging Rock and Moore’s Wall (bare rock face) in North Carolina.

This Friday is Earth Day. Happy Earth Day! Our Almighty God created light, an air-filled sky, the sun, the moon and twinkling stars, beautiful seas, an amazing earth, plants galore, sea creatures, flying birds, land animals, and thousands (maybe that’s an exaggeration) of creepy-crawlys. And then He created humans in His own image. God gave us “rule” over His wonderful, beautiful world.

Because we love God, we care about His work, His creation. Let’s take a little extra time on Earth Day to remember all the beauty and delights, the design and amazing wonders of our world, God’s earth. So, let’s step outside, go for a hike, enjoy God’s earth, take some pictures of where you see God in His marvelous creation.

This week choose an Earth Day activity to do with your family. It can be pick up trash, plant a tree, use less plastic, recycle, plant a garden, compost, or simply enjoy being out in God’s creation together.

I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we celebrate and care for God’s wonderful creation, our earth.

Blessings and joy as you care for God’s earth!

Part of the Saurtown Mountain range in North Carolina looking out from southern Virginia. Happy Earth Day!

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