Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” At the end of each day of creation, God “saw that it was good.” He liked what He had done! When He had finished all of His creation, God saw that it was “very good”.
After you have built something, or washed the car, or cleaned the house, or mowed the yard, have you ever stepped back and admired what you have done? It looks good, and it brings a smile of satisfaction to your face, doesn’t it? It looks good, and you like it!
When God created this earth, He made it a renewable resource, and everything in it was recyclable. Even our own bodies and the bodies of animals were created to return to dust and fertilize the earth. It was all part of His plan.
In Genesis 1:28-31, God gave this earth, and all that is in it, to man as a gift and a responsibility. We are the managers of this earth He has given us.
In my opinion, over the last two centuries especially, we haven’t done a “very good” job of managing this place He has given us, in which to “multiply, fill, and subdue.” Some countries of this world have been more “earth conscious” and responsible than others, and their good example has helped bring attention to our present ecological conditions.
I am personally grateful for the celebration of “Earth Day”. We have much to be thankful for, and there is much to do if we want our earth to be a safe and enjoyable place to live for all of its occupants, and for the next generations. Let’s continue to work together to fulfill our responsibilities to God and to one another! And let’s take time often to step back and enjoy what we have accomplished! It will look “very good” to us when we do!
HAPPY EARTH DAY , EVERYONE! HAPPY EARTH MONTH ALSO! May every day be an “earth-conscious” day for each one of us!