Get Them Talking: Creation

United Methodist resource helps families discuss the beauty of Earth and our role to preserve it. Image by Sara Schork, United Methodist Communications.
United Methodist resource helps families discuss the beauty of Earth and our role to preserve it. Image by Sara Schork, United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking is a series of monthly resources to help families lead conversations about issues of faith during dinner, devotions, a drive or anytime .

Scripture

“God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good.” Genesis 1:31, Common English Bible

Reflection

The earth is filled with so much beauty that we can all have different favorites.

Some love animals while others like looking at the stars. Some grow plants and others watch birds. Some like their feet in beach sand, while others like the smell of a campfire. Some enjoy the heat of summer, but others prefer the cool of winter.

No matter which is your favorite, God says all of creation is “supremely good.” That includes you! We have been made by God and reflect God’s beauty, just like the animals, stars, plants, birds and all the rest. Part of our job is to care for all God has created.

Get them talking

  • What is your favorite part of nature? Animals or birds? Bugs or plants? Mountains or ocean? Sunshine or snow?
  • If you could do anything outside today, in any place on earth, what would you choose?
  • What are some ways we can help care for God’s good creation?

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for the beautiful and supremely good world you created. Teach us how to see its beauty every day and to become better caretakers of our world. Amen.

Activity

Spend intentional time exploring nature. You can travel to a special place or explore the world just outside your window. What do you see? Hear? Feel? Smell? Taste?

Explore additional resources on UMC.org to continue your conversation on Creation. 

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This devotional was first posted on June 27, 2019.