Next, in response to the marvel we experience in observing this world and to faith in our Creator, we care. This is represented in green, a combination of blue (marvel) and yellow (believe). This caring is not a burden, rather it is the free, joyful, loving response of our hearts to our Creator. Green also represents one of the basic purposes for which God placed us on this planet, namely to care for it.
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care,
serving as overseers—not because you must, but
because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money,
but eager to serve. 1 Peter 5:2 (NIV)
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden
to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15 (NIV)
Jennifer Bryson, Ph.D., is the founder of MarvelBelieveCare.org. She lives in Carlisle, PA and is a specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies. She is a big fan of God's creation and of caring for it. Also she is an amateur puppeteer. If you are in the greater Carlisle, PA area and would like to bring the Marvel, Believe, Care puppet show to your church or other organization, contact Marvel, Believe, Care.
Illustrator Steve Artley has twice been named Best Editorial Cartoonist of the Year by the Minnesota Newspaper Association. He is known for his insightful cartoons in support of the environment and education and is a member in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. His syndicated cartoons have appeared in newspapers and periodicals throughout the United States and Canada including the Washington Post and The New York Times. Steve now runs his own advertising and marketing consulting company based in the Washington DC area.
We marvel in awe as we look to the sky above and waters below, represented in blue.
“…stop and consider God's wonders.” Job 37:14 (NIV)
“The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it…” Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
Marveling, we become aware of a force of existence far greater than ourselves. This awareness leads to recognition of God our Creator and His Son Christ, the great Reconciler of all creation. We believe. Yellow represents light as an image of God, the source of all life, and an image of our faith in God.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Psalm 36:9 (NIV)
Christ said, "I have come into the world as a light,
so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." John 12:46 (NIV)
"For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his
light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)
MarvelBelieveCare.org provides free, online resources to increase awareness
about the joy and importance of caring for God's creation.
How we treat what God has made speaks volumes about who we think God is.
We believe God is magnificent and full of goodness. We honor God when
our treatment of the creation is magnificent and full of goodness.
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