The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (Psalm 24:1)
Christians should be at the forefront of caring for the earth. We know the artist; why not his greatest work of art? Why do we follow behind the rest of the world in creation care?
As climate change has become ever harder to ignore, businesses and politicians have convinced Americans—especially Christians—that there is no such thing as climate change… then that it’s just the natural fluctuation of the earth’s climate… and then that it might be real, but caused by God himself: the actual end times. All these reasons lead to the same conclusion: apathy. There’s no reason for us to act, because it’s all God’s doing anyway. *Yawwwn.* Apparently He cares so little about the Earth that he’s willing to wipe it out as an object lesson, right? So if He doesn’t care about it, why should we?
I feel differently. If there is to be an apocalypse, (Disease… Heat… Dried up rivers… Dead fish… Disappearing islands… Weird weather…), it appears that it will be cause by us. I want no part of that!
But… We don’t have to go that way. I love God’s creation, and I plan to do all I can to help save it. I love and respect it as His own. God’s work is amazing!
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created,
And he established them for ever and ever—he issued a decree that will never pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
You mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
Wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
Kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
Young men and women, old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord. (Psalms 148)