Touch the Earth Lightly
Genesis 1:26 · Psalm 8:5-8
Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Here is a song with a long-neglected message–that God’s people are called to be faithful stewards of God’s creation. The newer testimonies of the church also carry this message. Our Song of Hope, stanza 2 admits that “God’s world has been trapped by our fall, governments trapped by human pride, and nature polluted by human greed.” Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 16 admits that “All spheres of life…bear the wounds of our rebellion.” And paragraph 51 calls God’s people to “lament that our abuse of creation has brought lasting damage to the world we have been given...” Christian obedience, therefore, is a call to a pattern of life that will serve the renewal of creation.
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