Earth Day

jft5Earth Day is on April 22, and while it is good to take care of God’s creation, just as Adam was to do (Genesis 2:15), we also need to know that God is ultimately in charge of the universe: “Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun. You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter” (Psalm 74:16–17).

Many people are concerned about global warming, and the earth burning up, but the Bible tells us otherwise in Mark 13:31–33: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.” God already knows when the end of the earth will be, and it’s going to be when He decides, not at any other time. The earth was always intended to be temporary, not eternal, so if the earth does get warmer (and I think this past winter proved that the earth is plenty cool enough!), it will still be here until our heavenly Father sends Jesus back.

Humans can do a lot, but we do not have the power to make the earth end. That’s a power that God alone possesses. So, this year, instead of worrying about the earth’s future, rejoice in the One who created the earth (Genesis 1:1), and take care of His creation out of love for Him and what He’s made.

By Davonne Parks


  1. Well said Davonne!

  2. Thanks for this good reminder that we should care for God’s earth but do it with a righteous mindset.

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