The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
–Psalm 24:1-2, NIV
Earth Day is an annual reminder that God made man and woman to care for the earth. He did not give all Creation a soul, as he did humans, but every plant and animal was created by Him.
It’s appropriate that Earth Day occurs in the spring when Creation seems to come back to life after winter. Animals who hibernate wake up, birds return to their summer territories, flowers, and trees burst forth in glorious colors. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insects also make their presence known.
Even humans act with renewed energy. Snowbirds flock from Florida and other southern points back to their northern homes, water lover open their lake cabins and put out docks, and people who have been cooped up during the cold, snowy months emerge to walk, run, bike, or work in their yards.
Whether you enjoy the colorful blooms of daffodils and tulips, the songs of robins, the flutter of hummingbird wings, or a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, take time to revel in God’s Creation. There’s nothing else like it in the universe.