The Original Earth Day

It’s interesting that Good Friday and Earth Day coincided this year.  Even in the midst of all the political correctness and political motivation that is weaved into environmental issues, I’d like to encourage my brothers and sisters to embrace their responsibility as stewards of the planet.  It is a God-given gift we should cherish.  At the same time let’s not forget about the One who made the original earth day possible–Genesis 1:1

To honor our Lord and His creation, I’d like to share a poem by Joseph Addison.  I pulled this from a book called Song of Creation.  Hope you enjoy!

Ode

by Joseph Addison


The spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue ethereal sky,

And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.

The unwearied sun, from day to day,

Does his Creator’s power display,

And publishes to every land

The work of an Almighty hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale,

And nightly to the listening earth

Repeats the story of her birth;

Whilst all the stars that round her burn,

And all the planets in their turn,

Confirm the tidings as they roll,

And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though in solemn silence all

Move round the dark terrestrial ball;

What though no real voice or sound

Amidst their radiant orbs be found;

In reason’s ear they all rejoice,

And utter forth a glorious shine,

“The hand that made us is divine.”

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