Earth day is this week (4/22/10).
How should Christians respond to Earth day?
First, I think we need to keep it all in perspective. Yes, we are to be good stewards of the planet. However, we are not to be earth “worshipers.” The earth is just another thing in our lives that God wants us to be a good steward with. Yes, it is important…However, Jesus Christ and His shed Blood is much more important. Saving souls should be above saving polar bears. You know what I mean?
So, do I think Christian’s should celebrate Earth Day?
Sure. Just make sure you have this whole eco, green planet stuff in perspective. Make sure that you are lined up with the Word and that God is your priority and His will. Do not let being green override sharing the Love of Christ and your true God-given purpose.
All that said, I thought it would be cool to add some fun stuff to do for earth day…
Earth Day Activities:
Plant a tree. This could be a fun family project.
Recycle. Take those cans you have been saving and turn them in.
Make the whole day green. Make eco choices all day long.
Clean up. Take your family to the park and clean up the junk left by others.
Make a point to add more green. Add at least one more green activity to your life.
Go on a nature walk. Enjoy the beautiful environment that God created for you.
Organic. Visit your local Ma and Pa farmer and shop for some earth friendly stuff.
Earth Day Recipes:
3/4 cup sliced fresh portabella mushrooms, sliced 1 inch thick
2 green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
String mushrooms and peppers alternately on metal or soaked wooden skewers. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and brush onto skewered vegetables.
Place skewers on oiled grill and grill 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with oil. Mushrooms should be tender but not mushy when finished.
Earth Day Garden Cups
2 cups of cold whole milk
1 package 4-serving instant chocolate pudding
3-1/2 cups cool whip, thawed
1 (16-ounce) package chocolate Oreo cookies, crushed
Gummy worms or insects or anything else with a garden feel
Whisk together milk with pudding mix until fully combined. Let mixture rest for a few minutes then gently fold in cool whip and 1/2 of the crushed Oreos. Spoon 1 tablespoon of remaining cookie crumbs in the bottom of individual cupcake liners set in a cupcake tin, or a large shallow serving bowl.
Fill cups or bowl with pudding mixture and top with the rest of the cookie crumbs. Place gummy worms and insects around to decorate. Chill until ready to serve.
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