“The Earth is The Lord’s”

At the beginning of November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow to discuss the necessary action for climate justice. It is an important time and climate activists are planning various events to heighten awareness of the need for action and to energize change and action in our world leaders. The talk is very positive, from world leaders, but activists are aware that political rhetoric does not always lead to action. Who do you think is most likely to initiate change? Do you worry or feel concern about the future of our planet? Have you prayed for the COP26? What do you do when you feel overwhelmed about situations like climate change and other big issues? Here are some verses from scripture that I share with you to help with these questions:

“You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it. You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the Lord dwell in the midst of the people of Israel.” Numbers 35:33-34

“Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20.

Finally as you have these verses in your mind here is a psalm of praise to focus in our world where God is our Lord:

Psalm 24 “1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2 for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. 5 They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. 7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King  of glory may come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty – he is the King of glory.”

I hope these questions and verses from scripture encourage and support you as the Cop26 conference shows the challenges and opportunities that we have in our world. Claire