As world leaders gather soon in Scotland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, thought is focused on how best to plan for and act on the planet’s pressing needs. Alongside needed action, many people are convinced that a more spiritual understanding of how all things relate to each other is a key component of attaining successful outcomes when it comes to caring for our planet. Here are some thoughts from the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, that offer a view of all creation united in Spirit, God, which uplifts our understanding and supports our prayers for practical progress.
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
– Psalms 24:1
Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
– Nehemiah 9:6
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
– Psalms 147:7, 8
CREATOR. Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal; the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Principle; God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.
– Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 583
Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens, – all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons. The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns naturally towards the light.
– Science and Health, p. 240
All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made.
– Science and Health, p. 472