Today is Earth Day. Don't want to wade too deep into any waters, but remember what Paul said in Romans that all of God's glory can be seen through creation. Today, don't get so busy that you miss God's glory all around you. Take to see God's glory in creation. And take time to thank God for all the ways He makes Himself know to us. And let's be sure to as He commanded us in the Garden; let's take care of His creation.
Old Testament Lesson
We see Daniel tell the king, this understanding didn't come through my own ability or strength, but rather it came through God. God has given him this ability, and as he used His gift, He gave God the glory.
We all have gifts. We all have things we are good at. We all have abilities. They are all different. They are all unique. And they are all given to us by God. Whatever it is that you are good at, whatever it is that gives you joy, give glory to God. For He is the author of all good gifts that we have.
New Testament Lesson
God is eternal. God is forever. The stuff of this world, it fades away. The things that we think we can count on from the world, they pass away. But God, He is eternal. His life is eternal. His strength is everlasting. His power is almighty. He is king of kings and Lord of Lords. And He is there when we call.
Today, place your trust in that which is everlasting. Place your trust in that which will not fail. Today, place your trust in God.
One of the last prayers Jesus prayed upon the earth was for us. It was for the church. It was for those that would believe. His concern in this pivotal moment was not for Himself. It was for us. It was for the church. It was for His people. He wanted us to be one. He wanted us to love God and know God. He wanted us to live out of His love and know His life. That was His concern.
Today, may we be one. May we live His love. May we know His life. May His will be done and His kingdom come. Today, and forever.