Caring for the Earth
Earth Day is April 22nd and a wonderful opportunity for us to give thanks to God for creation and take our responsibility as creation caretakers seriously. This playlist includes the Creation Bible Story and activities that focus on caring for our earth.
Read the story of Creation in your favorite story Bible or Genesis 1:1-2:4 in your Bible. (I suggest the Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible edited by Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim)
- I wonder what your favorite part of creation is.
- I wonder what ways you can think of to care for the earth and creation.
- I wonder how our family can work together to take care of the earth.
Dear God, thank you for our beautiful world. For the plants that are beautiful and provide food. For the fluttering butterflies and pesky mosquitoes! For all the animals. And thank you for creating humans to love for one another and care for our world. Help us to make choices to take good care of our earth and all creation. Amen.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a great book about caring for the world. Read the book or watch the video and talk with your family about what happens when we use too much of one resource and the consequences. Talk about what your family can do to be conscientious of creation care.
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
God of Wonders by Third Day