I enjoy teaching and learning about the environment and spend time with my family volunteering at the local nature center. As I studied environmental education in college, I was often confused by attitudes that de-valued the environment. We are all part of the environment, the world that God created, and should take care of the environment and everyone that lives in God's world!
God has entrusted us to be caretakers of His creation, which includes the environment that surrounds us and the people that live throughout the world. We can begin taking care of the world and everything and everyone in it by showing God's love and compassion. We cannot save or protect the entire world on our own, but we can engage with others in ways that make an impact in the area we live. We can prayerfully follow God and allow Him to spread the influence of our actions and His love. We can show respect to each other and to the world in which we live and through those actions take care of God's creation!
Take care of God's world and everything and everyone in it by showing His love!
Thank You for the love that You have shown me. Help me to take care of Your creation and everyone in it by respectfully showing Your love and compassion in all I do. Through Jesus I pray, amen.