Earth Day Reading
Last year, Ainsley and I marked Earth Day by digging out weeds and trash from all our flower beds. With my bulging belly and exhaustion from Ainsley’s wacky overnight habits, I won’t be doing any weeding today.
Instead, I’m basking in the sun while doing a little Earth Day reading. I have found encouragement from a few articles by Christians, and I hope you benefit from their perspectives, as well.
I celebrate Earth Day, not just because I am some hippie, tree-hugger who wants to save the whales. Indeed, I do want to save the trees and the whales and the rivers and the icecaps and the rainforests and the topsoil.
But not just for the sake of saving them, and not just for the sake of humankind. I want to save them because they are an expression of my glorious God and an important part of His loving provision for His people.
Is this the most important thing for me to focus on as a Christian? No, not at all. There are so many other critically important parts of the Christian life, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that this aspect of life is also important and worthy of our thought and effort.
If I am to eat, drink and do all that I do to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31), then it only follows that my lifestyle and actions should also have the goal of bringing glory to God in the ways that they impact His creation.