Caring for Creation
Updated: May 11
We each need to go on a learning journey that enables us to take care of our planet and God’s good creation. When I came to faith over fifty years, ago I was taught that human beings were to have dominion over the earth. The result of which has been an ever-increasing destruction and depletion of the earth and its resources. Other Christian people hold to a false eschatology that says that this world will burn and be destroyed, and so we can do with it what we like. Yet, when the Bible speaks of the new creation it is not referring to a totally new creation but rather the restoration or recreation of this present world or universe in the new heaven and new earth. We as Christian people should above all people be good stewards of God’s creation and the resources that he has placed at the disposal of us. We should be right at the forefront of the environmental movement instead of be lagging behind as we have been for the past fifty years or more. As we move towards winter, let each of us take positive and active steps to actively care for God’s good creation. We need to work both at a personal, local, national, and global level to be part of a movement that cares for creation. In so doing, we need to work alongside people of faith and no faith respecting and caring for one another at this moment of environmental crisis.