..."The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
1 Corinthians 10:26

Who Owns the Land?

part 1

God made the earth and everything in it. It all belongs to Him. He does not create all the pollution and the trash that we see. He wants to use you to help keep His earth clean and healthy for all of His creation to enjoy. If you do your part of the work, and others do theirs, the earth He gave us to live in will stay healthy and beautiful.

We don't seem to need His help in messing up His creation! God has told us to care for each other and the earth as well. We must always love God first, people next, and then do what is right to care for the animals and the earth. God gave the earth and everything in it to us to care for and enjoy. God says to encourage others to do the right thing! We are to worship the creator, not the creation. True! But we are to have an attitude of gratitude for all His works.

The wonderful fall weather has been hard on the Kid Cave Forest. Visitors and campers have come to enjoy what God has created in nature. Some of them left a terrible mess. Liam Leapfrog has called a special meeting at the Kid Cave. It is time to begin the work of cleaning up the forest before winter comes. The forest is special to the Kid Cave Critters. It is their home. They are thankful to God and are excited to help tidy it up!

Winter will be more fun and beautiful this year because the Critters will work hard to clean up the forest. We should always clean up our own messes. Some people have not learned that lesson. God wants us to help when we can. Let's take good care of what belongs to God.

©1999 Cherbear

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1. Godly Possessions
2. Awesome Creation
3. Majestic Name
4. Wonderful Riches
5. Care Free

How will the forest Critters handle the big task ahead of them? It looks like hard work. Liam can be very loud. He will encourage them to do what is right. Next week we will see how they do!