“Thank God for plants” – Seeds of Faith – September 14, 2020

One of the positive things that resulted because of the quarantine measures is on how people are having a craze with plants. One can see vehicles full of plants bought from other places. Some would bring cutters in their bags so that they have some cuttings. Living rooms and bedrooms now have plants. Social media is ablaze with people showing off their plants.

This craze will hopefully not just be a craze but a lifestyle. This is about stewardship of God’s creation. The Bible teaches us that when Adam and Eve were put in the Garden of Eden, God commanded them to take care of it. In the last decade, our world has been suffering from one environmental disaster into another. We were suffering from polluted air brought about by carbon emissions from cars to factories. But as now, recent studies show that because of the quarantine measures, Earth has recovered a bit. People are experiencing some normal blood oxygen levels.

Here are some things that we should bear in mind:

First, this world is not ours. It belongs to God. We are not the owners. We are the stewards. If we realize this, then we will not abuse this world.

Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;” This verse reminds us to be responsible stewards of God.

Second, we have to take care of this Earth, the only place where human life can be continuously sustained.

God created this world with a set of natural laws. If you look deeper at Genesis 1, you can see how God prepared this world for us. We need to remember that this is actually the only place where we can live.

Have you ever ask why mankind was created on the latter part of the sixth day? If we take out ourselves in the whole creation from the 1st day to the 6th day, this world will survive without us. But if we take out everything, we cannot survive.

So, the next time you see a plant, thank God that you have oxygen to breathe in.

May God bless us all!


Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on