Monday, April 22, 2013

Some things about the Day and the Earth

In truth, I have never paid much attention to what is called Earth Day. But as someone just pointed out to me, every day is God's day. That made me think of how "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof." And how He created the earth, to be a home for us people who are made in His image. He is so good to us. And in the beginning he looked over everything that He had made and called it Good.

Yes, we selfish people have done a lot to wreck things. We do damage even when we try to fix the situation, because our motives are not often pure and we are filled with pride that makes us stumble. It's a very complicated and complex earth and task, too, like a lot of situations we or other people create. More often than not, tricky to repair. And is it possible to really love the earth if you despise its Creator? I could get more excited about Creation Day.




"This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." It was a good day for that here, and I thought about Earth Day more than usual because I walked around outside taking pictures of some things sprouting out of the ground, the earth. Dirt Day would get me excited, too, I bet.

This is our lonely -- so far -- foxglove. Notice how foxglove has love in it? They are the loveliest, I think. In many places in Northern California they self-sow, but not here. I planted three last fall, and snails ate at least one of the buds.




I neglected the foxgloves for weeks and when I finally noticed the flower stem it was curving around on the ground. I rescued it and propped it on the fence. Many people who keep Earth Day are trying to rescue the beautiful things God made.


We and the neighbor rescued the fence that divides our yards last week. I had to detach the C├ęcile Brunner rose from that fence and tie half of it to another fence temporarily. I think it will be o.k. Today I took this picture of one of the roses.
 

 
The first California Poppies of the season have come out! They are our state flower, blooming from perennial roots next to a salvia, across the sidewalk from the lavender pincushion flowers.


When I thought about Earth Day, now when it is already tomorrow for most of you, I also remembered this announcement (below) that Kate penned in her childhood. And it's the most important thing I know on this subject. I hope you had a good (Earth) Day. It was a gift from the Creator.



4 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Kate's sentiments are perfect! The earth is covered with snow here at my patch.

M.K. said...

Those are all lovely shots, but I adore the card at the end! What enthusiasm! What a pleading, happy heart to remind us of God's love!

elizabeth said...

beautiful, reflective and true! love the painting at the end... joyful!

Sarah said...

Beautiful insights to truths about our God and creation. Your pics and thoughts that point to the Creator and our position with Him on this earth gave me a fresh and much needed perspective on a day that I've typically ignored because of the ultimate agenda behind it.