Where His Love is Written

Back to the antediluvian times, everything was fine. The green foliage of the trees, dewy grass, dainty flowers, clean air, lofty mountains, crystal clear water, chirping birds, playing animals, and swimming fishes were still freshly sculpted by the hands of a Supreme Being. Everything was good until the passage of thousands of years paved the way for the intense booming of the human population and the advancement of technology which permanently degraded our natural environment.

Environmental problems are seen everywhere around us, but are often ignored because of people’s indifference – they prefer to give more attention to their own selfish desires. The Earth is now full of nasty things like air pollution, water contamination, soil erosion, global warming, ozone layer depletion, human overpopulation, deforestation, extinct and endangered species, and so on. While some of the causes are natural, like volcanic eruptions, humans still have a big part in damaging the earth. Oftentimes, overpopulation gets blamed for many environmental problems; but the advancement of technology has a big transgression too. People think that technology will make their lives easier but all those factories that cause air pollution, refrigerators that produce CFC, and fancy perfumes will actually help ruin their lives later on.

Being a literature student, I deeply appreciate studying environmental science. Lots of popular and unknown authors get inspiration from nature in their writings. Sometimes, just looking at nature is already poetic. They give us a sense of security, awe, and beauty that no words can ever describe. The Creator’s love for man is written upon every pretty flower perfuming the air, every dog waiting for you all day to be patted affectionately, every shoot of grass, every sparkling drop of water, and every little thing that testifies His desire to make His children happy. Studying environmental science is a great way to realize this. Subtly, like literature, environmental science has its own way of turning our heads to the beautiful things in life.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” – Genesis 1:26, 28

Studying environmental science reminds us of stewardship, which is a theological belief that humans are responsible for the world, and we should take care of it. We should at least show our gratitude for nature’s duty of letting us live gleefully while enjoying its beauty. We belong to nature, just as nature belongs to us. We must save our planet because the destruction of Mother Nature will certainly lead to the destruction of human race too.

(an essay assignment in EnviSci10)


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