A Lesson for May 12th

Purple Orchids
Orchids (R. Shaw photo)

Leviticus 26:27-42 … if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, 42 then will I remember my covenant with Jacob; I will remember also my covenant with Isaac and also my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.

Today’s lesson from Leviticus provides a spiritual interpretation of recent and past ecological disasters that have resulted from ignoring our duties as stewards of God’s creation. Each day we are presented with choices which have ecological implications: incandescent or florescent light bulbs, drive or walk, build where we can watch the river or allow a buffer for rare floods, …

But more important than the ecological consequences of presuming ownership rather than stewardship of creation, is God’s promise of redemption for people and for the land; A miraculous promise to provide a second chance to turn from past errors and be at one with God.

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