Quite often when we think of the word peace we think of quiet but there are two definitions. The first one is freedom from disturbance; and the second is a state or period in which there is no war. Considering we have been looking at the environment this term and our role within it I think it is the first definition we need to be using this week.
We started off by looking at the belief of God creating the world and everything in it. When it was created it was perfect, everything was working together perfectly and it was working at peace. But then… humans got involved… they started making choices… those choices had consequences. Not only did we break the peace between humans, but also in the environment.
Our thought for the week comes from Ellen DeGeneres who says
“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.”
Humans are the ones who have brought disturbance into the world, but humans also have the power to bring peace. God loves us so much that He has given us free will, we have to use that free will to make wise choices to bring peace for us, the environment, and future generations.
Challenge: What choices can you make to bring peace to the environment?
Prayer: Father God thank you for creating the perfect world for us, we are sorry for decisions we have made that have brought damage in to the world. Help us to make decisions that will bring peace in to the world, for us, the environment, and future generations. Amen.