The topic of the environment seems like a big deal. If we don't preserve the earth, then all the rest of the human population will have to live on a planet blighted with litter, global warming, with a loss of extinct animals, and all those bad things. After Earth Day has come and passed, I felt a bit disgusted with it all. Conservationists passed out coloring book to little kids (my siblings!) telling them to "save the world" and stickers that said "I love the earth." Thus, this post is revealing it's face on my blog.
I know this isn't a normal post for me, but please stick though!
Is conservation a "big deal" or not? (I'm glad you asked!) Genesis 1 talks a bit about how we are responsible to the earth. After God created everything--the light and darkness, the oceans, the birds, the mammals, and so much more--on the sixth day He created man. God said, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)
God wants us to take care of the earth. We are stewards of what He has given us. But a lot of people take this too far. People dedicate their lives to "saving the earth." They care too much about "going green."
Honestly, it's not that big of a deal.
Yes, recycling, planting trees, saving whales and pandas, and reducing the ozone layer are good things to do. But a lot of people are spending their lives doing good things when they could do great things for God!
While people are crying and screaming about the trees that are being brutally destroyed by loggers, they are completely ignoring the fact that 3,700 human children are aborted every day. That's twice as big as the population of the town I live in!! (Okay, so I live in a small town, but still...)
That's around 154 children literally torn apart every hour. It's a sad world we live in. And many of the people who support abortion are also "going green" and "saving our environment." Is this lovely place God has created for us more important than the ones who were created in His image? Why don't we hear this part of the story?
Maybe God has chosen to put you in the environmental field. If that's what He has chosen for you, then honor Him with it. But please make sure that you aren't spending your life doing good things when you could be doing GREAT things for Him!!
Sorry for my random post. I don't usually write about topics like this. =)
What do you think about Earth Day? What are some ways where you can exchange "good" things for "great" things in your life? Comment below!