In the beginning there was nothing

And nothing decided it didn’t want to be alone any longer. So out of nowhere, nothing became something and exploded, becoming everything.

On this earth day, I can’t help reflecting on what was created for us to enjoy here. Looking around at the sun, sky, trees, grass, clouds, and oceans, I am awed at just how well designed everything is. Yet some will look at the world around us and think this was the result of some cosmic accident. These same people would never look at a building or a bridge and think that they result of some massive explosion billions of years ago. No, there must be another explanation. Unfortunately, for those who want to deny a creator, a cosmic accident is the only other explanation.

For some, the God of the bible has been replaced with an idol. The idol is the creation itself. We will hear Pagans talking about “Mother Earth” and the like all day today. Those who do not want to bend a knee to the One who spoke the world into existence will use today to push their agendas. While we should respect what we have been given, we need to put it in context. If you choose to leave the lights in your office off today, or walk to lunch instead of driving, or throw that can into the recycle bin instead of the trash, do it out of stewardship to honor Him who created the world and everything in it.

Paul wrote in Romans 1:24 -25:
” So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.”