Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. - Genesis 1:11-12
This Sunday marks our second Sunday in creation and, once again, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some thoughts from Seasons of The Spirit. “This world is a fragile thing. In the song The Stories of the Street, Leonard Cohen wrote We are so small between the stars, yet so large against the sky. Such a truth reminds us that we can feel at one moment large and important, and at another small and insignificant”.
This week, our Scripture readings challenge us to see ourselves as a part of God’s created world, as part of the fauna, dependent on the flora, or this amazing thing we call the world.
We will be encouraged to ask ourselves some hard questions: Where do we fit in? How does the things we do – and think – and say – affect the world around us?
In our inflated sense of self-importance, it is hard to see that Creator God has things in hand - if only we would get out of the way and recognize that God’s plans for the universe are better than ours!
Some sobering and humbling thoughts as we watch the ice caps melt and the rain forests burn.
Please join us for worship this Sunday.