Monday, April 23, 2007

Earth Day

It has been brought to my attention that today is Earth Day. Now this requires an in-depth discussion of Christian stewardship and responsibility to the environment. Unfortunately, I do not have that kind of time right now. The short version must suffice.
Christians have a responsibility to care for the environment. This is not a bad thing at all, indeed God put creation in our care for us to manage. Our actions should not abuse the creation, but should help preserve it. That being said it should not become a god or an idol. Yes, we should care for it, but there is a balance. I am not on the tree-hugging, hybrid, don't-use-napkins, there's-global-warming bandwagon. That is extreme. And there are some Christians there.

Many Christians are also at the other extreme of well-God's-gonna-destroy-it-all-one-day-anyway-so-what-we-do-really-doesn't-matter. That is also wrong. There is a balance. It must be found. So I encourage you to celebrate Earth Day by celebrating God, not His creation. Rejoice in his creation, in the birds singing, in the air, in the plants, but cause them to cause you to look upward to the heavens. To glory in the glory of God. To praise Him for his marvelous deeds. For He has done it.

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1 comment:

Kyle said...

We were meant to rule the Earth wisely. We were neither meant to abuse it, nor to keep it brand new. We should not shun the use of its resources, but we should be careful not to take those resources for granted.