PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Genesis 1-3
“The Lord God put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15)
God has created an amazing, beautiful world, and put humans in charge of it.
Our world is a screwed up mess, not because of God but because of humans.
There is a lot of talk about pollution, global warming, climate change, etc.
How should we as Jesus followers respond to all of this?
For me it has nothing to do with whether climate change science is right or wrong.
Humans have a way of twisting the facts, whether for or against climate change.
The issue for me is human responsibility: we are to be good stewards… period.
Our greed and love of pleasure and wealth is what drives us, not concern for others.
We are abusing God’s garden, not caring for it, and the damage is evident.
I can protest the greed and indifference of others, but what about me?
Am I wasteful, am I careless about the garbage I produce, the plastics I use?
I can’t fix the environment myself, but I can fix my own attitude and behaviour.
God wants me to care: for people, for the world, for animals, for society.
Through Jesus He has saved me to be a creation care-giver… do I care?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, open my eyes to see the ways I am abusing or neglecting your creation. Open my eyes to ways I can take better care of Your garden! Help me to care about the environment!