Day: Earth Day B (Easter 3B)
Lectionary Passage: Not Applicable
Scripture Focus: Genesis 1:26
Object: Bathtub fish toy
Preparation: You will need a gallon milk jug, permanent marker, and a box cutter. Begin by turning the milk jug onto its side so that the handle is at the top. Then, with the marker draw a mouth shape on the base of the jug and extending it part way up the sides. With the box cutters, cut along the lines creating a wide mouthed scoop. Finish by adding eyes and a fin. TIP: If you find sharp edges where the mouth was cut, then use an emery board to file them down.
In the very beginning of the Bible, we learn that God choose us to be caretakers of the earth. Just like good moms and dads take care of you (the kids) we should take care of the earth. That means we need to love God’s creation and not hurt it.
One thing we can do is to recycle. Recycling means taking things you have finished using and making brand new stuff with them.
See here, I’ve got an empty plastic milk jug. Now, I could throw in the garbage and send it to a landfill someplace. But that wouldn’t be taking care of God’s creation. Instead, I decided to recycle it…
(very dramatic presentation)… to make a cool new bathtub toy!
You see instead of throwing this away and hurting God’s wonderful earth, I made something brand new out of it. And it’s super fun to play with!
When we recycle we are helping God take care of the earth.
Let’s pray: Creator God, thank you for this beautiful earth. Help us each day remember to take care of creation. Amen.