(God said to Noah) "While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."
There are many predictions about the predicament our planet Earth is facing. Climate change is big news, carbon emissions are being monitored carefully and fossil fuels are becoming very 'uncool'. According to some experts, we are heading for the destruction of the planet. Of course these are issues we must take seriously. Climate change — and there have always been periods of climate change — has really severe consequences for many communities and animals if the level of the oceans rise, the temperatures of the oceans rise and so on.
Certainly the Bible urges us to be good stewards, managers, of the earth God has given us. And the Bible has also a word to tell us about how and when our world will end. It is a solemn word and well worth thinking about: "But when the Day of God's Judgment does come, it will be unannounced, like a thief. The sky will collapse with a thunderous bang, everything disintegrating in a huge conflagration, earth and all its works exposed to the scrutiny of judgment." (2 Peter 3:12, The Message)
It will happen at God's appointed time. Until then, what God promised to Noah will continue. God is in control.
The reason the world exists is because God willed it and it will fulfil his purposes from beginning to end.
Dear Lord, help me to respect and take care of your good earth. Amen.