Daily Worship

Co-workers in Creation

July 01, 2020 1
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Hosea 4: 1

Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel;
    for the Lord has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land.
There is no faithfulness or loyalty,
    and no knowledge of God in the land.

We had one job:

To care for creation

The beautiful earth

and sea and sky

and all the creatures

One job

But we were distracted

by greed and hunger

by power and wealth

We moved on

from caring for the earth

to exploiting its resources

We moved on

from marvelling at nature

to plundering its power

We accepted your gifts

and squandered them

to suit our complex lifestyles

Lord, as we slowly awaken

to the havoc we have created

by our carelessness with the beauty you gave us

may we use our power

our wealth and our strength

to do all that we can

to change our ways

and nurture the earth

as you intended

Returning to you

O God of the universe

Creator of all

Lover of all

Sustainer of all