Why We Don’t Celebrate “Earth Day”
So today is “Earth Day.” A whole day in which countries all around the world celebrate “awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.” (From Wikipedia) As I perused Twitter and Facebook today I saw many greetings from one person to another which basically consisted of “Happy Earth Day!”
Started by a US Senator in 1970, it began as a political push to get environmental issues in the spotlight. I kind of chuckle at this whole thing. While I am all for taking care of where we live, the whole day is kind of backwards. Our earth, created by an omnipotent, all-powerful God, is very important. He made it, He sustains it. Yet where in all of the day’s activities do you see any mention of giving thanks to that Creator? While people may not actually be worshipping the earth, per se, on “earth day,” they are pointing out the importance of our earth without giving the proper acknowledgement to Him who made it.
As Christians we are blessed in that we personally are loved and cared for by our Heavenly Father, who is also the Author of this universe. We don’t have to wait for one particular day to tell our children of all the amazing aspects of the planet we live on. Every time we read Genesis, or garden, or talk about the new baby coming into our life, we can see God’s handiwork in every direction. At the same time we can remember that God commanded us to care for that which He had made (Genesis 1:28) and we can raise our children to be obedient.
Becoming a culture that takes proper care of Earth starts with bowing the knee to Him who made it.
Let’s not forget this.
(If you do not personally know our Creator and you would like to know more, please feel free to email me at wisdombegun at gmail dot com. I’d love to tell you more!)