Today is Earth day. What does that mean exactly? Today is one day that we should set time apart from everyday living and do something good for the earth. Well, I think everyday should be Earth day.
God took great pains in planning and designing His fine creations. We should be stewards of His by caring diligently for the earth.
How can we be good stewards of the earth? It starts with respect. Respect for every living thing and its environment. It’s about thinking ahead so that our children can enjoy the beauty of God’s creation before we destroy it.
One of our family traditions is camping out at Pismo Beach. We have taken our daughters there for nineteen years. We camp right on the sand in our trailer and they have off road vehicles to ride out in the dunes. Many memories have been made there. I am sure that our daughter’s families will some how make that a part of their family tradition also because it really means so much to them.
Over the years, I have seen the people who camp out there really disrespect the sand, the rules and the environment. We are teaching our children otherwise. We pick up our trash and leave the camp site the way it was originally. It saddens me that there are people out there who think they should have a piece of the action, yet they disrespect the rules of the campsite and the campers around them. They one day will spoil it for all of us and the Dunes will be shut down.
I want to shout out to them, ” Wake up people, clean up after yourselves. Respect the ocean, the sand but most of all respect God.”
We have what we have because it has been given to us. The oceans, the mountains, animals and all the beautiful scenery because of God. It is our duty to clean up after our selves. It is our responsibility to teach our children to do so. It is our job to make the experience of the wilderness the best it can be.
Taking care of things requires a little extra effort. But in the end everyone wins.