Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”
We are called to be stewards of the earth and all those in it, but the earth is a big place, overwhelmingly big, with millions of people on it. How can we be stewards of all of that? The answer is to be stewards of our own time, talents, and resources to serve the people and protect the environment around us and to support others who are doing the same.
When Jesus was on earth, he did not seek to change the whole earth and everyone on it by himself. He first created a community with the twelve disciples. Through His ministry he changed their lives, the lives of those He healed, and those He preached to. Those people in turn created their own communities and gathering in and reaching out to others so their lives could be changed too. In time, this did change the entire world.
So, this year, I ask you to consider focusing your stewardship on the environment and the people around you and to support for others around the world who are doing the same. This too, can change the whole world.
~Barbara Strenge, Stewardship