In the beginning God created Earth
for four billion years there wasn’t much here
every once in a while a bacterium made its way
out to the surface, only to be blasted by a
comet or consumed by a volcano.
Life had a very hard time.
When humans came upon the scene
everything was already well-ordered.
God made life and it was GOOD.
We then proceeded to kill and maim and burn
our way through 40,000 years of history.
We killed so much, that we even killed God
(though it didn’t last).
We have darkened the world with our filth.
Now we can rocket off beyond the surface of the Earth
walk on other planets if we desire
but we look back on the blue-green world
hovering there in the blackness
and are completely annihilated by its beauty.
Even the most stone-cold capitalist clod
finds the Earth from space the most incredible
thing he has ever seen.
Surely we must do something to fix what we have damaged.
Repair creation to honor he Lord who did it.
“Let there be light” is a command
because we can no longer abide darkness!