…the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
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While this may be one of my favorite Bible verses it is also a title of a new children’s book. This is the Day is written by Seattle-based author, Nancy White Carlstrom and teaches children ages 4-7 to protect our Earth and its creatures. This beautifully illustrated book takes you on a daily walk with God as you admire the ladybugs, eagles, and orca whales that He has created. I had the pleasure of reading it with Big B last night and he really enjoyed the illustrations and couldn’t wait to see what each new day brought. This is the Day encourages our children to recognize that creation-care is God’s calling for us to take care of the environment.
I have often struggled with the controversy between evolution and creationism. As a Biology student in college I was required to take a course in evolution. There was a prominent line drawn down the middle of the classroom. On one side there were those students who believed that creation is the only way and that by studying or believing in evolution they were betraying God. On the other side there were those students who believed in the theory of evolution and the studies of Charles Darwin. These students were typically not involved in church and didn’t believe in God…or chose not to follow Him. There were also a few of us who thought the two ideas were separate and could both be correct. I strongly believe that our God created everything that is in existence today but that doesn’t mean that our physical world cannot naturally evolve and change. I still hold these thoughts and beliefs close to my heart today.
The one thing I have learned from our current Pastor is that regardless of your thoughts, beliefs, values, and sins that we are all on this planet for one reason…to LOVE! To love yourself, to love one another, and to love all the wonderful plants and animals that He has created. ” This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.”
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And Happy Earth Day 2009! Love to all!
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