Redemption calls us to be good stewards of creation.
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“So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.”
Ecclesiastes 2:24 New Living Translation
It is easy to get caught up in the sights, sounds and smells of the a hot air balloon festival and forget the human element. Each balloon carries people. Without these people the balloons will never soar.
There is a human element to the sights, sounds and smells of God’s creation.
I love landscape photography because of creation’s beauty. God declared all of his creation good, and in its goodness, creation is delightful. God created human creatures to enjoy his creation. We cannot forget this human element.
Enjoying the beauty of God’s creation, whether soaring above it or walking on it, is a gift from the hand of God.
For those of us who have been baptized into Christ (Romans 6:3-4) there is an important dimension to our observation of creation. We see it through the eyes of redemption. Christ has redeemed us that we might no longer abuse his creation, but care for it.
I’m not promoting a political agenda but biblical stewardship of what God has declared good. As redeemed human beings, God calls us to enjoy his creation that we might be good caretakers of this precious gift.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner