First Presbyterian Church

Care for Earth and Personhood

God’s grace and peace to you this day!

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;” from Psalm 24 (NIV)

Friday was Earth Day.  No, it is not a church holiday but it is a reminder to us of who created the Earth and why we should be good stewards of that gift. The Psalmist also tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19 NIV)

Earth Day to me is also People Day because not only is the Earth the Lord’s handiwork, so are “all who live in it.”  It is overwhelming to think on the grandeur of the night sky in comparison to the intricacy of a hummingbird’s wing and know that all of it is God’s handiwork.

Do we look at people the same way?  Can we be overwhelmed with God’s handiwork in creating people and cultures so very many and  different from ours and yet be amazed at how intricately each and every person is woven together  —  the person sitting next to us as well as the person we may never see — all people, everywhere; including you and me!  And we are entrusted to be good stewards of personhood as well.  

God is a God of creation and of life.  Easter reminds us again and again that God has chosen life over death.  Let us celebrate and be good stewards of all of life, for it is all God’s creation and good gift!

Blessings, Easter People!

Pastor Judy