Today millions of people around the world are celebrating the goodness that surrounds us in our planet; the animals, plant life, our oceans and seas, etc. It’s Earth Day! As trees are getting planted and parks are getting cleaned, I want to remind you of the most beautiful creation on Earth…YOU.
Isaiah 45:18 says, “For this is what the LORD says– he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited– he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.” You are the reason the Earth exists. God created this amazing planet with its perfect living conditions so that you could enjoy life in communion with Him. Even greater, He placed the Earth in a vast ever-expanding universe so that you can visually get a glimpse of what He is like.
So as we take the time to take care of all He has given us, let’s recommit to caring for each other. Humankind is the reason Jesus died on the cross. The blood was shed for humans, in all our imperfections and impurities. God Himself knew that we would mess up His creation, that we’d pollute and pervert nature; steal, kill and destroy our surroundings. Yet He loved us enough to send Christ as our redemption. Let’s spread love to one another, and that very love will overflow on our planet . Let’s live lives of compassion, mercy, and grace. All of creation is groaning for the children of God to rise up. Let it start with us. Happy Earth Day!