Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Earth Day




As Earth is celebrating its special day, I am also in a festive mood. I have been accused of being an Earth Day party pooper in the past, but the same thing happens on New Year’s Eve too. I just don’t get the point.

I tried to celebrate Earth Day a few years ago with a wienie roast and S’mores, but people told me I had a sick sense of humor. I guess the people that destroy the planet with bon fires the night after Earth Day are better than me. 

I have long been a person who held to the crazy idea that man does not supersede God, and that He will destroy the earth Himself after the Great Tribulation.

If you are like me, then that idea can give way to a new Earth Day—or more literally, a New Earth Day. The Bibles teaches that one day a new heaven and a new earth will come down from heaven, and this new earth will be free from the curse of sin.

It will be on this new earth that we will live eternally, just as God originally intended for us to do on this current earth. So instead of celebrating this fallen, cursed, decaying planet, I will celebrate a New Earth Day as I look forward to the day when every tear will be wiped away from our eyes, where there will be no more sickness or death, and where there will be no curse.

That will be a truly happy day. A happy New Earth Day. 

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