The way we treat the created world around us says a lot about how we view God. At the dawn of creation, God, who spoke the heavens and the earth into existence, gave humankind a great responsibility. God said that humans were to take care of the Garden and all that was in it - plants, animals, water, soil, and so on.
Part of our discipleship journey includes caring for God's creation. After all, this is the God who "so loved the world" that he gave His only Son to rescue and redeem it. Do we "so love the world" the way God does? If so, we will want to care for it. In Paul's letter to the Romans, he indicated that all of creation is longing to be renewed (or re-created):
"The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God’s sons and daughters. Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of God’s children. We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now." (Romans 8:19-22, CEB)
Creation Care takes a look at one of the seven "days" of Creation each week up until June 16. In addition to our worship series, we offer a short-term Sunday School class in the Chapel to have more in depth conversation about each week's topic. Below, you will find resources to apply the practical information we discuss in your household