Blessed Good Friday and Happy Earth Day to you!

by admin on October 1, 2014

*I was looking through old posts and realized that I never published this one, so here it is*

Yes, I did put Earth Day and Good Friday in the same sentence. Now, before you skewer me, hear me out. Why should we celebrate Earth Day? Personally, I love the idea of a day spent glorifying the place that God made for us! Look around you at all the wonders that He lovingly put on this Earth for us! Now, think about how we use those wonders. Yeah, we could do better. God did not make the seas and skies for us to pollute them. He did not make the forests for us to strip them clean away and leave emptiness in it’s place. I agree that He made those forests for us to build our homes and warm them. But didn’t he also make them for the birds and animals that live there? We, as humans, are in charge of all other life on Earth. God put them at our disposal, for food, clothing, transport and to aid our work. But aren’t we likewise responsible for their well being?
Now, what does that have to do with Good Friday? I’m getting to that…God sent Jesus here to Earth to save us! Isn’t that amazing? This poor innocent soul sacrificed for our sins, so that we can go to Heaven and be with the Father. Now, are we living in a way that is deserving of this precious gift? I know I could do better. God did not make the people around us so that we can pollute them with bad behavior, impure thoughts and images, improper language and dishonesty. He did not make the souls around us so that we can strip them clean and leave emptiness in it’s place. He made them so that we can share our homes with them, warm our lives with them and share our work with them. And we are, likewise, responsible for their well-being.

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