The Earth is God’s Week

An Alternative Observation of Earth Day

As parts of the nation prepare to observe Earth Day, it has occurred to me that we may be observing The Earth is Mine Week. With a well-placed volcanic eruption, God may be accomplishing three things:

1. In the face of slow action by humankind, God temporarily addresses global warming with volcanic ash that may lower worldwide temperatures for a time.

2. To provide an example of how people can slow down for a few days, God closes European airspace, dramatically reducing consumption (and the burning of fossil fuel) and helping people observe the Sabbath.

3. Makes a dramatic statement: The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it” Psalm 24:1.


Jim Jewell

(Photo credits: AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard; Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images)


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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