Caring for Creation – Week Six

This year FPCSB’s theme for Lent is Caring for Creation. We are trying to prayerfully and intentionally examine, honor, and care for the fragile planet we have been bequeathed.

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.
Genesis 1:31, NRSV

Be glad, earth and sky!
Roar, sea, and every creature in you;
be glad, fields, and everything in you!
The trees of the wood will shout for joy
when the Lord comes to rule the earth.
He will rule the peoples of the world
with justice and fairness.
Psalm 96:11-13, Good News Bible

From quark to planet

Creator God,
from quark to planet your universe is awesome.
Give us eyes to gape at the wonders daily about us,
and the will to live in the harmony of your creating.
Help us to own the connections of all things,
even at cost to our own wants and comforts,
so we may live gently on earth,
and all creation praise you. Amen

                                                                      Chris Polhill

Biodiversity

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it (Psalm 24:1)

Actions:

Take up a hobby that involves the natural world (birdwatching, hiking, gardening, etc).

Visit a farm or nature reserve.

Reduce  consumption of natural resources.

Don’t litter to avoid harming wildlife.

Pick up litter.

Provide food and shelter for birds, bats, and insects.

Plant wild flowers and native species in your garden.

Reduce the use of chemicals (like weed killer and fertilizer) in your outdoor space.