Not too long ago, I watched a movie with my husband. The movie wasn’t that great, BUT, there was a scene that I will never forget. Technology today is incredible and it showed a view of the earth from space. It took my breath away-it was extraordinary. There were no borders on the land-no dividing lines to show specific states and countries. I couldn’t stop staring at the beautiful earth-this incredible creation of God that looked so heavenly from above.
I was recently in Lake Powell on a boat ride and the view around us was just awesome. It almost looked fake-like we were looking at a photoshopped postcard or something. A friend wondered aloud, what God may have been thinking and feeling as He created the variety of beauty on the earth-particularly the view that surrounded us.
I’ve been worried about this earth lately. About all of us as a human family and children of God-brothers and sisters. I don’t even know how to address the strife going on all over the globe right now. I’m just one person. A woman that feels so blessed and lives in a free country she loves and that probably takes a lot for granted. I want to help. I’ve been praying for the earth lately-picturing this beautiful creation of God with that heavenly atmospheric glow. I’ve never felt this desire to pray for our earth-people yes, but the earth specifically, well that’s new to me.
I was reading in Moses today…
Enoch is shown the whole earth in darkness-with Satan and his angels laughing and rejoicing. It says in verse 28, “that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the people, and he wept. It’s so beautiful as Enoch asks the Lord, “How is it that thou canst weep, seeing that thou art holy, and from all eternity to all eternity? And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations…thou art kind and merciful forever…how is it thou canst weep?” And the Lord says to Enoch, “Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge, in the day I created them; and in the Garden of Eden gave I unto man his agency. And unto thy brethren have I said, and also given commandment, that they should love one another, that they should choose me, their Father; but behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood.”
Moses 7:48 “And it came to pass that Enoch looked upon the earth; and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof, saying: Wo, wo is me, the mother of men; I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children. When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face?”
How can I help? Lately I’ve felt discouraged. Sometimes I feel so far from where I want to be. I was talking with a friend the other day and her light lifted me. Just her presence was like medicine to my soul. I had been thinking I needed to be in a better place to share my light, I needed to feel better about life before I reached out to the world. The Spirit told my heart, “Waiting till you’re feeling better to follow the light is like avoiding the hospital until you’re healed.” I knew what I needed to do, but my imperfections kept staring me in the face. Focusing on mine or anyone’s imperfections is poison. It drags us down. How does this affect the whole earth? What I share can be a healing balm or a toxic poison-like ripple affects throughout the world. When I get hung up on something negative and withhold love-from myself or others, I keep hearing the same message from the Spirit, “That’s irrelevant. Nothing justifies withholding love.” And I am reminded of our Father’s unconditional love. He loves us with all our imperfections. And His love is what He wants us to share. His love is what changes us and changes the world.
Recently, my two little boys were fighting and I was so sad to see them that angry with each other. I thought, “I wish you cared about each other the way I care about each of you.” The Spirit whispered, “That’s how God feels.”
Every day is filled with thousands of moments to share His love-in our thoughts, our words and actions. Like ripple affects throughout the earth-we all make a difference.
Not sharing because we’re perfect, but sharing because we’re all children of God-we’re all brothers and sisters.