For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:25
Earth Day, Say What? This is a day we celebrate Mother Earth a term which greatly bothers me. "The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof" it says in 1 Corinthians 10:26. We are not to be worshipping creatures and idolizing the earth. We are to be thankful for things God made but to serve and worship them is a form of idolatry almost. Instead of Earth Day why not have the 'Creator Day'. Why are so many afraid to acknowledge God? Well many do not believe in Him and still think some big bang made everything. The modern Environmental Protection Agency was created as a result of the first Earth Day in 1970, a movement spawned in the flower child hippie era.God made the Earth for us to enjoy. Since the fall of Adam and Eve we have had to labor to take care of it. When you go out and see the flowers, trees, brooks, meadows, mountains, streams, and beautiful creatures say a prayer of thanks for everything He made. If we paid as much attention to our souls and not so much for worrying about earthy things just think how things would be. Some of the regulations put upon us by this agency have bordered on ridiculousness and have hurt many more than helped. Sure it is good to recycle, not litter, and not purposely pollute but to go overboard and stop enjoying God's creation is quite another thing.Now as creatures of God we are to be good stewards of His creation and therefore I guess that means taking care of His biggest creation, the Earth. Just do not let it consume you to the point of idol worship is all I am saying. Put God first always and let His life flow out of you to those around you.PRAYER: Dear Lord Jesus I am so thankful for this Earth and all of your creation. I intend to be a good steward of the things you have given me to take care of. But my worship goes to you and not to the Earth itself. In Jesus' name. Amen.