The story of scripture begins with the creative work of God. And from that point forward, scripture sings about the beauty of God’s creation and the importance of creation to the work of God. Psalm 19 proclaims “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.” The beauty around us reveals God’s beauty, love and grace for us.
Summertime is the time when we most enjoy God’s gift of creation. So, this summer we’re going to talk about and celebrate God’s creation. We’ll use the stories of creation throughout the Old Testament to teach us about God’s love, our calling, and how we can best steward creation.
Our summer series, “Encounter Creation” will begin under the canopy of trees in The Grove on Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m. (you can find more information about the service on the back page). As you travel and experience God’s creation, we want you to post your pictures with the hashtag #encountercreation. We’ll also have a family events this summer in the outdoors.
Please join us throughout the series. If you can’t be there, keep up with the series through our podcast (you can find it here or on iTunes).