...because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did.
The one who subjected it did so in the certainty... (Rom 8:20).
I've recently posted about a robin that has set up her nest over our water meter this June. As planned, there will be updates.
The photo below is wondrous to me and recalls the fragility of nature and life in general. How secure and serene this little abode looks- until you see the bigger picture.
This sapling, unless safely transplanted, will never reach maturity. As for the eggs, well you know how fragile they are. And what will happen when the little birds take their first leap? Will they land safely on the ground and then return to the nest? Or will they fall prey to predators and other hazards of nature? Just a puff.
Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind (Ps 39:5).
We might not be called to take an active part in addressing directly the many natural and man-made tragedies that mar our earthly landscape and human psyche, however, we can see to our own "neck of the woods"- taking care to protect and respect what we can and doing more on a broader scale when possible.
Not in mindless promotion of some charged cause, but with an eye to God's will and how we can best serve Him and others in our daily lives.
here (PART 1)
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