Who is Most Impacted?
Welcome to the third Sunday of the Climate Justice Worship series! We were deeply inspired, informed, and challenged by Rev. Sharon Delgado’s message last Sunday about “What’s at Stake” with climate change and chaos. Today, she will be reflecting on “Who is Most Impacted”.
Rev. Sharon Delgado writes, “The concept of climate justice acknowledges that rising global temperatures are devastating God’s creation, that those who didn’t cause the problem are most impacted, and that this injustice must be made right.”
Romans 8:22-23 says, “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now, and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly”. Rev. Delgado continues to share, “Creation’s groans are growing louder at this time of peril. We hear the groans of sea creatures who can’t adapt to the rapidly heating oceans. We hear the groans of wild animals of every kind, who are being forced by rising temperatures to adapt or perish. We hear the groans of people in island nations whose lands are being submerged, people in African nations suffering extreme drought and famine, people who live in sacrifice zones where there is no insurance or FEMA to fall back on, climate refugees fleeing disaster zones, children wondering what their future will be. We hear creation’s groans, and as part of creation, we ourselves “groan inwardly.”
Siblings, we must wrestle with this urgent problem of our whole creation suffering with climate change and justice. Join us this Sunday.
Sunday service begins at 10:15AM.