THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Caring For the Earth
For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
When Adam and Eve fell, it not only spiritually and physically fractured the entire human race; it also fractured all of nature as well. Paul confirms this is in Romans 8:22 when he tells us, For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now (NASB). So, our stewardship directive to have dominion on earth is now more difficult because we are managing a broken world. The good news is that a day is coming when God will finally fix what is broken and bring into existence a new heaven and a new earth. In the meantime, we must still do all we can to care for this planet — not because the earth is our mother, but because God is our Father. Think about it.