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Creation Care

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Reading: Psalm 29

Verse 11: “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace”.

In our Psalm today we see God’s action in the heavens and on the earth. God remains present in all of creation – not just in us. Both the universe and the earth are alive with birth and death. Stars are no more and new ones are created. The same is true here – plants, animals, fish, birds, insects, and human beings are no more and new ones are created. The hand of God is present in each death, in all new life, and at every point in between. This is as true of the grass of the field as it is of our very dearest loved one. God’s hand touches all of creation.

When we think of our interconnection with all of creation in this sense, then our understanding of stewardship is a bit different. We see the image of God in our fellow humanity; therefore we strive to treat them well and with kindness and love. If we saw all of creation – all of it – as being touched and held by the hand of God and therefore as sacred, then our treatment of the earth and all that is upon and in the earth would be better. More thought and care would go into how we care for and interact with the land, plants, animals, water, fish, birds…

Verse 10 reminds us that God “sits enthroned over the flood”. We can extend this idea – God sits enthroned over all of creation. Over you and me and over all the earth. In verse 11 we read, “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace”. In turn may we give strength and blessing to all that we share and inhabit the earth with – our brothers and sisters as well as all of creation.

Prayer: Father God, help me to care well for all I meet – for the stranger on the street, for the cat by the curb, for my friends and family, for the earth upon which I walk. Amen.

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5 thoughts on “Creation Care

  1. PSALM 28 V8
    THE LORD IS THEIR STRENGTH, AND HE IS THE SAVING REFUGE OF HIS ANOINTED

    JESUS IS THE BEAT OF OUR HEARTS, BREATH IN OUR BODY, THE LIGHT OF OUR SOUL.
    AMEN

  2. PSALM 10V16
    THE LORD IS KING FOREVER AND EVER.
    THE NATIONS HAVE PERISHED OUT OF HIS LAND .

  3. WE START OUT THE WAY SEEKING THE LORD, WILL AND TRUSTING OUR LORD,
    TO MAKE IT MORE CLEAR AS WE MOVE ALONG..

  4. ONCE ON THE RIGHT COURSE IT MORE CLEAR , WHAT WE SHOULD DO ABOUT IT.
    AMEN

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