We worship a God who is still birthing and creating. We worship a Divine Maker who did not proclaim, “It is finished,” in the book of Genesis upon completing the tasks of creating the natural world but rather, “It is good.” God rested with the understanding that there was still plenty of work to be done. You and I were birthed to continue caring for God’s creation and to steward the “goodness” of the Earth.
Let us not forget that we are also writing a valuable chapter of the story that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will learn when they wiggle their way into the world. What story do your children, your nieces, your nephews and your godchildren tell others about how you live your life? Is caring for the Earth, the land that sustains us, part of your story? This season, may we all dig a little deeper (pun intended) as we answer the call to live into our roles as protectors, advocates and stewards of God’s creation.
This message is an excerpt of “This Earth Day” by Venice R. Williams in the April 2017 issue of Gather magazine.