By Rosie Moore

The heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you endure; they will all wear out like a garment. You change them like clothing, and they pass away. But you are the same, and your years have no end. Psalms 102:25-27

“Holy Creator God, I look at an ocean and I marvel. I see a mountain and say, “that’s something!” The sheer magnitude of that bit of creation is awesome to me. I see a canyon cut by a river and I delight in your artistry. But what is truly amazing is that you outlast all of these majestic masterpieces. I gaze at the night sky with its untold stars, and I exult in the wonder of your creation, but I don’t worship what you’ve made. I bow only before you, the Creator.”

I read these words in my little book “My Daily Psalms and Prayers” and was struck by the wonder of the words. In this day and age, when the winters and oceans are becoming warmer, it’s hard to remember that man has nothing to do with these changes, as so many fear. They are a part of God’s plan for His wonderful creation that He started millions of years ago. I do believe that man helped to put God’s plan in action, but most of the work is in His hands. It behooves us as God’s children to help preserve His wonderful creation. Recycle, save, preserve. It’s up to us.

I recently read in the News Sentinel that the world’s oceans and mountains are in peril, and so are we. The world’s oceans have reached or are nearing critical tipping points. Oceans have gotten warmer and more acidic and are losing oxygen, resulting in a cascade of negative effects that are wreaking havoc on coral and other marine ecosystems, threatening the collapse of the world’s fisheries and turbocharging deadly hurricanes and tropical storms.” (Thank you, Jane Wilson and Doyle Rice).

But, let’s not despair, God is in charge.

Thought for the day: A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; our helper, He amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.   Martin Luther


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