It must’ve been a beautiful place – a world covered with a canopy of moisture where everything was watered perfectly by the hand of God – until the Great Flood. Still it wasn’t perfect. Once the first living humans sinned, the paradise became imperfect. Even the destruction of that very deluge, bluffs, canyons and valleys were being carved into it by His finger – beautiful places for us to continue to enjoy.
Destruction and change in our world’s outward appearance has been a slow and steady process – most of it caused by man and his neglect of caring for it – but God has changed things too for the better. He always makes something good out of something bad. We can count on it.
As many noble speeches and observations in regard to “Earth Day” go on around the country today, let’s remember who created this amazing universe. Instead of being aware of our responsibility for caring for it for just one day, it should be an ongoing thing.
God placed man in charge of His paradise, to tend and to work it, but it still belongs to Him. He has the ability to blow the smog we create into oblivion. He can calm the angry seas. He can bring water to a raging forest fire. He can use that same fire to clean out an overgrown habitat. He is still in control of everything that happens to it.
Dear, Creator God, as the world celebrates the earth you have created, let us never forget that you are ultimately watching over it. You are the one that can also destroy it completely in an instant. May we honor our obligation to take care of it, but also trust in you for your unfailing love for us and your creation. Amen!