Day 3: TAKING CARE OF GOD’S EARTH
On February 14, 1990, the Voyager I spacecraft had traveled all the way from Earth to a point beyond Neptune in our Solar System. Some of those leading the project for NASA had the camera aboard the Voyager I look back and take a “family photo” of many of the planets in our solar system. The picture included Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Earth, and Venus. At this distance, Earth was barely visible, and was simply recognized as a “Pale Blue Dot.” If you look at the photo online, you may hesitate for a moment and wonder if you’re looking at Earth, or just a small speck of dust on your computer screen.
Despite being a small “Pale Blue Dot” in this picture that was taken hundreds of millions of miles away, Earth is full of life. The creativity of God that shines in the night sky is dim compared to the life of His creation that is visible all around us. And despite God being the creator, He left us responsible to care for it all.
As you read today, consider this: In what ways do you see humankind not caring for or stewarding over God’s creation?
In what ways do you see humankind not caring for or stewarding over God’s creation?
Do you think there’s a healthy balance between industrialization and caring for God’s creation? Where do you see your own personal life habits within that balance? Are there any steps you can take so that this balance is healthier than it is today?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 22
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, every day I get to see and experience that Earth is so much more than a “Pale Blue Dot”. It’s the world you created for me, and for billions and billions of others. And even though we can see billions of others stars and planets, we know that there is nothing else quite like the home You made for us. Today, I pray that You will reveal to me ways in which I can better care for Your creation, and that You will help me to encourage others to do the same. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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