Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet, and the fifth-largest of eight planets in our Solar System. It is also the largest of four terrestrial planets.
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Psalm 24
The key verse here is, “the earth is the Lord’s.” It belongs to God and we are to keep and tend it as such. On this Earth Day 2013 keep that in mind with your treatment of your little part of planet earth. We have much to be thankful for and much responsibility as we care for it.
Be Well (and treat the earth well)…