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Garbage Island

Garbage Island

Caring for God’s creation is the believer’s duty.

Noong nakaraang araw, I ran across a troubling report tungkol sa mga tao na nag-iisip na katanggap-tanggap gawing isang malaking garbage dump ang dagat. Here is an excerpt: “If you should see this amazing floating pile of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, it’s called ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.’ It features three million tons of plastic debris floating in an area larger than Texas. An eye-popping 46,000 pieces of plastic float on every square mile of ocean!” Other sources estimate the amount of garbage is even bigger. Ang plastic ay hindi magandang gamitin dahil hindi ito nalulusaw.

During our sojourn on earth, we have been charged, tulad ni Adan, sa pangangalaga ng mundo at sa mga nilalang nito na siyang ibinigay ng Panginoon sa atin. Genesis 2:15 says, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” God delights in what He has made and this extends to the sea and all that live in it (Genesis 1:10, Genesis 1:20-21). Ang mundong ito ay dapat na nagpapa-alala sa atin ng kadakilaan ng Panginoon,na dahilan upang lalopa natin Siyang purihin. Indifferently, using it as a garbage dump ruins its beauty and threatens the creatures that live here. Showing respect and caring for the land, the ocean, and the air is our duty as believers in Christ.

The waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good

Mike Medlin

April 6th, 2014

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