How often does Earth Day, April 22 fall on Good Friday? Not very often.
However this year Good Friday and Earth Day are on the same day.
What does this mean?
Exploring the history of religion, Good Friday represents the day Jesus Christ was put to death on the cross.
The final act of sacrifice, Jesus’ life represents mercy, grace and forgiveness.
With a love beyond human comprehension, God sent His only son so that others may find life. John 3:16.
“When Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross, it was not the blood of a martyr; or the blood of one man for another; it was the life of God poured out to redeem the world.” – Oswald Chambers
As Good Friday represents sacrifice it would have no power without Resurrection Sunday. The day Christians celebrate Easter.
“Our Savior lives, our sins are forgiven, death has been defeated, and believers in Christ have assurance of eternity in heaven. After considering how hopeless we would be without a resurrection, let’s rejoice all the more in the greatness of our salvation.” – Charles Stanley
As Easter represents new life with new beginnings and a hope in eternal life.
The purpose behind Earth Day is to save our world from the destructions concerning this planet.
With awareness and growing opportunities to recycle and rebirth, Earth Day represents new life.
It is a fight for a cleaner environment, a greener way of living where campaigns are organized. The term green living has become a common buzzword. Being green is about sustainability with environmental issues, while maintaining an ecological balance, without destroying the natural resources.
In basic terms Earth Day represents saving energy and building a cleaner, healthier environment for the future.
As Earth Day concerns our future, Good Friday concerns our eternity.
An approach not to be taken lightly, both are important. One concerns our life in this world and the other represents life in the eternal world.
“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” — Jackie Joyner-Kersee