Earth Day is just like it sounds. It is a day dedicated to protecting planet Earth from the negative impacts of harmful environmental concerns. Earth Day occurs each year on April 22, which signifies the anniversary of the start of the environmental movement in 1970. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, is the founder of Earth Day. He founded the day after realizing the impacts of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
Being from President Lincoln's hometown we honor the 16th president for not only for what he accomplished and his service to the country but also for the challenges he faced as a person.
We face similar challenges today in our culture. Our challenges come not only from political divisions but also in discerning what truth is and isn't.
Just as Hilkiah the high priest of Judah found the Book of the Law and gave it to Josiah the King. It's up to us to rediscover God's truth from the very first verse and use it so "We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God" 2Cor 10:5.
Today's secular scientist and philosophers have muddied the waters in search of the truth. But when we approach the One who would grant us "living water" we see clearly all the way to the depths of humanity like a diver in crystal clear water.
God's Word is the ultimate truth and provides us with the corrected lenses to view our world. That truth begins with a plain reading of scripture. With our roots firmly grounded in Genesis and thirsting for living water, we will see the world for what it is, for what it should be and for what it will be once again when Christ returns.