Today's theme is climate change. We are to become aware of all of the things we have been doing to wrong our earth, and what we should do to change those things. Apparently, we've been over-developing, exhausting our natural resources, spreading litter, chopping down too many trees. . . in short, we are "aggravating climate change".
Now, first off, it is our duty to try to take care of the earth. God gave us this beautiful world and we should be gratefully caring for it. We shouldn't just go around chopping down all the trees, we shouldn't kill animals for no reason. We have to be careful not to waste our blessings, or to destroy beauty. . . .
What's an earth day without a Creator?
What's the point in those environmentalists celebrating the life around them, when they actively support the death of the thousands of little babies who will be murdered today? It's a depraved culture that would fight more for the life of a whale than for the life of a child. As Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns, put it - ..."we're sung to sleep by philosophies that save the trees and kill the children."
We have traded the truth about God for a lie. And we are worshipping and serving the creation, rather than the Creator.
Apparently, we think we've got the whole world in our hands, instead of His. And since we have no real control over anything that happens to us, that's a dangerous place to be. "In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:10).
So, yes, celebrate life. Love this earth --- God made it for us to love. Rejoice in the beauty around you. But rejoice because there is the Creator who called it good. Celebrate because we were created and put here on this hurtling globe, hung in space, to play a part of the true Story. Celebrate because you were given a chance to live. And use that chance. Don't hold anything back. Use yourself up until there is absolutely nothing left to give. When you are emptied of everything else, God fills you with Himself.
Rejoice because the One who forms light and creates darkness, who makes well-being and creates calamity (Isaiah 45:7) --- rejoice because He knows you. "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." (Isaiah 43:1).