"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein." (Psalm 24:1)
I'm humbled and softened in heart every time I think of Daddy's immense love for us.
He made this blue planet and placed us - His ultimate, most complex and blessed creation - upon it to rule and reign. He made a collection of His favorite things and placed us in charge of them. Considering He dearly loves ALL the work of His hands, the truth of His pristine earth being placed in the hands of mankind to govern and maintain manifests His even greater love and trust of us. I don't know about anyone else, but I only entrust dear ones to the heart and hands of even dearer ones - know what I mean? I'm not going to give what's precious to me into the hands of strangers or incompetents. No way.
God really trusted us... and we blew it.
Where others would have given up on us, beloved, Daddy did not. He remedied our dire mistakes by loving us even more. Who says LOVE isn't the ultimate cure? Who says LOVE won't cover a multitude of sins? It covered all of ours, didn't it? Most assuredly, it did.
The blue planet and all of its inhabitants belongs to Almighty God, and He holds it and us extremely dear. Nothing of His creation means more to Him than mankind... literally, the "kids" He made in His own image. We are His, this earth is His, and He loves us. That's a truth the enemy never wants us to consider, let alone absorb and own.
We are dearly loved. Dearly loved. All the time. Let's not ever forget that.
"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."