Creation’s Joy
(Ellen Davis)

“In our present age of massive climate disruption, we are seeing signs that should move us to healthy fear, to name our corporate sin and turn with renewed attention to the ways of the Creator God, who, as the psalmist sees, models careful, daily tending of the earth on which all life depends.”

What corporate sins does our culture need to name and repent from in order to tend the earth on which all life depends?

Psalm 65:3, 8, 12-13
Misdeeds – they are stronger than I am; our transgressions –
it is You [God] who atone for them.

Those who inhabit the ends of the earth
feel fear at Your signs;
the reaches of morning and evening You make ring with joy.

The pastures of the wilderness are dripping,
and the hills are girdled with joy.
The meadows are clothed with the flocks,
and the valleys robed in grain.
They shout out; they even sing.

This episode was written and recorded by Dr. Ellen Davis. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Trundle, Daisy, Ink, and Song Sparrow by Podington Bear.

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