Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Good Friday, Earth!

Happy Earth Day, everyone!
I love that this year Earth Day and Good Friday fall together. Good Friday was the day Jesus Christ was crucified. The day He died for our sins. Three days later He rose again, making the world anew. It many ways it feels appropriate to honor Him but celebrating Earth Day as well.
It is the day we can plant the seeds, so that the earth can renew itself. If Christ had not done what was required of Him to save us, He could not have been resurrected. If we do not do what is required of us to save our planet, it will not be resurrected.
I love the symmetry of these two days together! What a wonderful way to honor the gifts of the Earth that the Lord has given us. What a wonderful way to show our gratitude for all that we have been given, by giving back and respecting God's creations.

Check out for a Billion Acts of Green and local events.

Christian Science Monitor talks about how to fix environmental education.

Celebrate Earth by enjoying these amazing pictures taken by NASA

Take a look at the Fox Network "Green It. Mean It." campaign videos.

Pastor Craig Goodwin asks CNN: Are Earth Day and Good Friday an Unholy Alliance? (He takes a minute to get there, but his answer may surprise you.)

If there is any doubt in your mind about showing thanks for God's Creations on Earth Day, I offer you the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing, "For the Beauty of the Earth"

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