The growth of “Earth Day” over the past four decades shows how much humanity has these roles reversed. As stewards of God’s creation, it is entirely appropriate for us to focus on sound ecological practices, and to encourage responsible use of what God has given us. But let’s make sure we look past the beauty of God’s handiwork and realize the Artist is the one worthy of praise, not the art.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.” — Romans 1: 18-23