Oregonians and Earth Day go together like…well…Oregonians and flannels. Or Oregonians and Tevas. Or Oregonians and flannels with Tevas. Or Oregonians and flannels with Tevas and a hemp skirt.
As an Oregonian, I live among an abundance of trees…and tree-huggers. While driving home from Arizona over Spring Break, we were literally in awe as we moved from the desolate landscape of the desert to the lush landscape of the Pacific NW. And we realized just how much we take it for granted.
Living here I am reminded of just how incredible this Earth really is.
And how thankful I am to the ONE responsible for it’s creation.
This is what Earth Day means to me.
It’s a celebration of the beginning.
Of remembering why I am a good steward of my resources.
And how I can honor Him in the way that I treat His creation.
Oh sure, I recycle and try and let cool air come in through the windows before resorting to turning on my air conditioner. I reuse grocery bags, turn off lights when I leave a room, don’t leave my computer on all day…oh wait… 😉
But, more than any of those things (which are all well and good!), I marvel at the details of this Earth.
The intricacies in the smallest of creatures and the magnitude of a universe beyond comprehension.
And so, this Earth Day, I made a pillow.
One which celebrates creation. (It was inspired by one I saw in the gorgeous Life Beautiful Magazine)
And it’s funny how just the process of stenciling Genesis 1:1 onto fabric caused me to pause. To think about beginnings.
We experience so many of them throughout the course of our lives.
Marriage, friendships, births, homes, jobs.
But none compare to the very beginning.
And in a world where so much doesn’t make sense, so much seems wrong and painful and sad and hopeless, I find comfort and security and HOPE in that beginning!
Thanks so much for helping me celebrate Earth Day here At the Picket Fence,