Please Read if You’re From Earth

A few weeks ago I shared in a post, Kid Shoes, how I love to joke with young children at my school. It’s fun, for instance, to ask four-year- olds if I can try on their shoes. The look on little faces, as they consider this request, is priceless.

However, if I ask an eight-year-old the same caliber of question, I’ll likely get a more definitive answer. Case in point: a third grader came to school the other day carrying his completed science project–a plaster model of planet earth. I admired his handiwork, and then quipped, “I live there!” Without missing a beat, he said, “Everyone does.”

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

Psalm 24:1 (NIV)

If this world, together with everything and everyone on it, belongs to God we should act like it. This is not a plea for committed Christians to become “tree hugging” earth worshipers. It’s more about the person to our right and left. Are we behaving like we live on the same planet?

Kind reader, the human residents on this blue speck in space are bent toward sin and self absorption. But the gospel itself reveals a loving creator with a different agenda–a God willing to sacrifice Himself to save us.

🎶”He gave His life. What more could he give? O, how He loves you and me!”🎶

Kurt Kaiser

And who needs to know this?

Everyone does.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️

NASA GOES-13 Full Disk view of Earth Captured August 17, 2010 by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0






26 responses to “Please Read if You’re From Earth”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes! The universe is so vast, and our little planet is so small in comparison. God’s love and care for us is truly amazing! Thank you for stopping by, Dawn. His best to you.

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  2. Dawn Avatar

    Remembering that Earth is just a “blue speck in space” reminds us how big our God is. I am always amazed that the Creator loves us the way He does. Thanks for sharing about the kids, they are funny 🤗❤️

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for your input, Beth! I knew when the kid said, “Everyone does.” the thought had far reaching implications. God Bless!

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  4. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Nothing is better than a science project that points us directly to the Lord and His agenda. Great post David! My favorite lines are “Kind reader, the human residents on this blue speck in space are bent toward sin and self absorption. But the gospel itself reveals a loving creator with a different agenda–a God willing to sacrifice Himself to save us.”

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I like it, Crystal! Each individual may have a different idea about “home,” but we can still coexist and respect each other. Thank you for sharing. God Bless!

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  6. Crystal Byers Avatar

    I don’t really know Ram Dass, but I like his quote. “We’re all just walking each other home.”

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, the state of Nebraska is part of earth.😉 I hear you, brother, about bringing others with us. God speed!

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  8. jesusluvsall Avatar

    I read it, even though I am not from earth, or am I? Not sure, lol.
    I am however looking for my heavenly home, such as mentioned in Hebrews, and hoping to bring others with me 🙂

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  9. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Hey, no worries, how refreshing to be away from your phone! I knew you’d get back to me!

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, An Audience of One. I try hard to write on heavenly topics that apply to every day life. I appreciate your encouraging comments. I am tapping over to your site right now to see what’s up! God bless.

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I apologize for the delayed comment approval and response. I had to be away from my phone for a few hours.
    Yes, God frequently speaks to me through my students. When the third grader said “everyone does” I knew it was significant. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan proves that anyone in need is my neighbor. And what greater need can there be than redemption?
    Thank you for sharing! God Bless.

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  12. An Audience of One Avatar
    An Audience of One

    Agree with Bridget – all of it, including the title. 😁 Love the way you take conversations with the kids and make them resonate. The tone of your posts make them a delight to read, but they give you something to chew on. Guaranteed the simply-stated message “we all are” will stick with me. 😊

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  13. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I love when you share what your students say! It is so refreshing! And yes, we have been commissioned to tell of the Truth, because you’re right, everyone needs to know this!

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother!

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  15. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Good post as usual brother David…I live there too!😁

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  16. Gary Fultz Avatar

    I imagine being a “flat earth ” person, it would change your “world view” quite a bit.

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Gary. I hoped to give folks a chuckle, and also encourage them to “tune in.” I’ve heard the first pictures taken of our planet 🌎 from space caused quite a stir. Membership in the Flat Earth Society plummeted.😊

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re most welcome, Peggy. Thank you for stopping by! God Bless.

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  19. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Love the title David. It’s quite a challenge to live out God’s love for the world each day in our own little space. I have often thought “if we could take a trip to outer space and view the earth from afar, would it change our perspective and possibly our behavior toward this little shared space with billions of people?”

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  20. peggywritesblog Avatar

    Thanks for the beautiful reminder that we make a choice on how to respond to God’s created world and to all who are “in it” with us.

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’ve been binging Star Wars content on Netflix. There are lots of solar systems out there, you know. 😀Just making sure I reach the right audience.

    Thank you for your encouraging comment, Bridget. Being more intentional is what I had in mind when I wrote this post.

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  22. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    The title of this post made me laugh! And I always love hearing about your conversations with the kids at school. Thank you for this reminder to be intentional. And Thank you for always providing a bit of encouragement along with a bit of humor. Have a good weekend.

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Those were my thoughts exactly, as I worked on this post last night. Thanks for your input. God Bless!

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  24. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Thanks for this reminder, David. We are just stewards shepherding God’s creation.

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