CLIMATE WEEK DAY FIVE: Pulling it all together

Thanks for joining me to journey through Climate Week.

It seems appropriate to have our last scripture from Revelation:

 “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”

Revelation 21:3 

As we see throughout the Bible the pattern of movement is God coming to be with us on earth rather than the other way round! The earth is our inheritance, the home that we will share with Jesus. Is it time to nail our colours to the cross and declare that creation is not up for sale? Or should that be pick up your cross and carry it?

 Creation care is for life not just for climate week!

 Please persevere in prayer, practice and political engagement. 

I think it’s fitting that we close with a statement of faith form Australia, (where the impact of climate change has been very evident in recent years with a series of extreme weather events) as we stand together as the Body of Christ.

 We Believe

We believe in God the Creator,

who reminds us, in the drawing of the every new day,

that new life is possible.

We believe in the wonder and grandeur of a universe

where the whole of life is called to live

in harmony of care.

 ALL: THIS WE BELIEVE

 We believe in Jesus Christ,

who prayed in mountains of peace,

and brought us the Word

in mustard seeds of faith and fig trees of blessing,

whose footsteps touched the earth in love

and who invites us to follow.

 ALL: THIS WE BELIEVE

 We believe in the Holy Spirit,

whose wisdom often lies

embedded in ancient peoples.

They trod lightly across deserts and

lived gently among plants and creatures.

They reached respectfully for the mystery,

which is God-with-us,

the One who never leaves us nor forsakes us.

 ALL: THIS WE BELIEVE

 We believe in the everlasting hope,

the great calling of the people of God, the church,

for the transforming of all things,

which is possible in God.

 ALL: THIS WE BELIEVE. AMEN

 Dorothy McRae-McMahan, Uniting Church in Australia