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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Wenzel

The Earth Is Wearing Out: What to Worry About Instead

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Forever chemicals, rising sea levels, droughts, and increased heat are all threats to life on this earth, but what can be done about them?


Nothing.


Yes, I said it. We can't do anything about it because God has already told us this will happen. I know the answer is not an easy one to accept. We want to believe that we can save this earth, but it's not up to us to rescue our planet. It doesn't need to be fixed or modified and we don't need Elon Musk to erect a neighborhood on Mars.

Our earth is a temporary home that we dwell in until the Lord calls us up to the place, he has prepared for us in heaven.


God says this all shall come to pass, and this planet we call home is wearing thin as its resources are drying up.


Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens and look upon the Earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, and the Earth will wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner. But my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.


Should we still take care of our land and water? Absolutely! Should we continue to do the best we can with the resources available? The answer is yes. There are 2300 verses in the Bible that reference stewardship and I believe God wants us to care for the place we live as best as we can. But no matter how well we recycle, eliminate plastic or even cancel consumer culture all together, this earth will come to an end. The earth is Gods project, and HE decides when to call it quits, not us.


The truth is, we aren't called to worship his creation; we are called to worship He, the creator. His creation is stunning! I am always awestruck by the mountains, rivers, and rock formations that the Lord has made and I'm forever thankful that we get to enjoy this land. But God says he has something much better for those who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and that's eternity in heaven.


So, remember, when we take the time to prepare our families for emergencies (Proverbs 21:20), we need to stock food, water, tools, activities, and maybe even start a garden, but we shouldn't overlook the most important prep. The prep of all preps fills in the gaps when we fall short on wisdom or the item we didn't stock in our pantry. We need to prepare our hearts for eternity with our creator. He wants us to love and spend time with Him as we wear out like an old garment ourselves.


That's it. Spend more time with Jesus.




 

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