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“The future of life on Earth depends on our ability to see the sacred where others see only the common.” – John Denver

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Psalm 66:2

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; sing of his glorious name; give him glorious praise.

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With “Earth Day” coming tomorrow, this is a good time to pay respects to Mother Earth.

Scripture tells us that God created everything and said that it was all “very good” (Genesis 1:31).

Scripture also says that humans were given dominion over the earth, but our understanding of the word “dominion” here indicates more of a caretaking or stewardship role.

All of creation, by its very beingness, gives glory and praise to God.

I recently watched a video of the late contemplative monk Thomas Keating where he spoke of the Earth as a second womb.

He said that we all come from a first womb, that of our mothers.

Keating said we were all quite happy and contented there until one day, without our permission, we were birthed into this great big world.

It was quite a shock at first, but we soon discovered the beauty and wonder of our new world.

Keating said that the Earth became the second womb to hold us.

We are held and nurtured in Mother Earth’s womb until the day comes when, again without our permission, we will be birthed again, this time into the next heavenly realm.

The Earth is indeed a sacred and wondrous living orb.

How magnificent, wondrous and glorious is its creator!

May we all realize our planet’s sacredness and care for it with deep love and compassion.

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Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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