God’s Good Creation
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning when God created…”
The Bible tells a beautiful story of how the world came to be. Each “day”, God made the heavens, the earth, water, land, plants, and animals, and each “day”, God declared what was created to be good. The Bible is, of course, not a scientific account of history and there are many proven theories about the beginnings of the universe and our planet. But even with God’s gift of science, Christians believe that it was more than coincidence or chance that our planet was created. We believe that the hands of something beyond what we can fully understand was part of the creation of this amazing planet that we live.
Our planet is a gift. It is a gift that requires care for its health and survival. The damage done by overpopulation, overuse of resources, production of toxic emissions, destruction of wildlife habitats, and many other harmful human practices are real and current concerns for the earth’s survival. Christians have a responsibility to care for God’s created world. Creation care is an act of justice for all living things to ensure God’s gifts are protected and honoured and it is part of our calling as Christians today.
In the beginning, God created and it was good, we must take action today to care for our planet and protect God’s Good Creation.