Posted by: John G. Reed
in Frank's Blog on 24, Apr, 2015
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A beautiful and fragile vase was once loaned to a friend to use for a special party.
The one loaning the vase loved their friend and so gladly let them use it.
But the receiver was not careful with the vase...and broke it beyond repair.
The owner who loaned it was very sad.
That story seems hard to believe. Why would anyone be so careless with a priceless item loaned to them?
I wouldn't do that.
You wouldn't do that.
But we all have done some of that.
We've harmed the earth by our consumption habits and lifestyles.
For in our story, the earth is what has been loaned to us.
God is the owner.
The Bible repeatedly announces what we intuitively know. That since God is the Creator, then the earth belongs to God...not us.
"THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S AND EVERYTHING IN IT." - Psalm 24:1
And God has allowed us to use this precious earth as we live on it...but God asks us to be very careful with it.
Personally, I love nature...and love to be outdoors.
Its beauty and wonder always inspire me.
And I want those who come after me to have the same wondrous nature to enjoy.
Further, I am aware of how God wants me to treat this earth.
So I am increasingly aware of my lifestyle choices...from recycling to driving to eating.
And I know that there is more that I...and we...can do.
Please be so grateful for the gift of the earth that God has loaned to us that you make wise choices to help care for it well.
Examine your choices, lifestyles, consumption habits, and priorities.
Make one or two changes that can help take better care of God's earth.
After all, we can't love God and ignore the earth God has made.
PLEASE TAKE 3 MINUTES TO VIEW THIS VIDEO....GOD'S GIFT OF THE EARTH - A PHOTO PRAYER...IT WILL BLESS YOUR DAY.