Earth Day

 

Yesterday was Earth Day. And around here in the south metro area of Denver, CO the earth looked pretty amazing. Green. Blooming trees. Snow capped peaks.

Earth Day is a secular day to practice good stewardship toward our planet. In our tradition, in our sacred book, we hear the story of how God gave us – created in God’s image and likeness – responsibility to take good care of the earth and all that is in it. (See Genesis 1).

Our Creator God breathed life and light and love into us and our world. May we be true to our creation, be responsible and grateful.

A paraphrase of Psalm 148 by David Haas.*

Everything that is alive,
everyone who can breath,
stand up,
speak out,
and let everyone know how much
you praise God!
God who calls us forth
from nothing,
God who continually moves in us
is worthy of our thanks and praise!

Fire and rain – praise God!
Mountains, hills,
rivers, streams –
come now and praise God!
Leaders and elders – praise God!
Young men and women – praise God!
God strengthens us,
God loves us,
God is for us – praise God!
Alleluia!

There are a lot of cool places to go around the earth. One is the Holy Land. Learn about the Holy Land and why going there might just be something you want to do. Matt Schneider will speak about this topic tomorrow at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. We’ll be looking for you as we gather to praise God and learn together.

Grace and peace,
Vikki

* Prayers Before An Awesome God by David Haas; St Mary’s Press, © 1998




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