Father God Created Mother Earth

By: Lee Larsen

The terms "Mother Earth" and "Mother Nature" were created by man to try and explain why certain things happened. These terms stem back to the time when man believed there were many gods. Every powerful force that could not be explained was assigned a god. These gods were worshiped and sacrifices were made to them  in the hopes of winning favor.

There is a problem when the concept of Mother Earth is combined with the ideology of making the things of this world equal to or more valuable than human life. The result is that humans suffer. This is not what God intended for us, His greatest creation. 

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
— Genesis 1:28-30

Don't get me wrong - We certainly need to be respectful of the earth that has been given to us by God.

But, let's remember - The world in which we live will come to an end in God's timing and all who choose Him will live on forever in the world yet to come. This is a promise from God. This is where we find true peace, comfort, strength and guidance in how to best serve and love others.

On this Earth Day, let's praise and celebrate the one who created the earth, our Father God.

Lee Larsen is the Ministry Coordinator at Acts 1:8 Ministry®. Lee's strongest and most personal blessing comes from the many “God Moments” that are created through Acts 1:8 Ministry's Christian Kindness outreach; a vivid reminder that our Lord and Savior is right beside us. Learn more about Christian Kindness.