You don’t have to tour Resurrection Bay in Alaska to appreciate the natural marvels of our earth, but it helps. You don’t have to snorkel the warm waters of Jamaica to be impressed with the hidden beauty of our planet’s seas, but it helps. You don’t have to view the Rockies, experience the Rock of Gibraltar, or gaze at Mount Fuji to realize how awe-inspiring are the vistas of our globe, but it helps.
Experiencing firsthand the majesty of the mountains and the glory of the oceans can leave us breathless as we ponder how spectacular our big blue marble really is.
Today is Earth Day, a commemoration of our global home and a reminder of our responsibility to be careful stewards of this orb. But celebrating the greatness of our unique home among the planets can take on a dangerous slant if we leave out one key element. Contemplating the grandeur of earth should remind us that we are merely “the people of His pasture” (Ps. 95:7), and we must worship “our Maker” (v.6). The creation was flung into space to point to God and His greatness, power, and majesty. He alone deserves our praise and worship (Ps. 148:5). Thank You, Lord, for such an awe-inspiring reminder to worship You!
For Further Study
What does it mean to "have dominion" over the earth? (Gen. 1:26). Visit www.discoveryseries.org/q1108 on the Web and read Celebrating The Wonder Of Creation.
How foolish to worship the creation, when the Creator is so much greater.