Looking for good Bible verses to reflect on, or wondering why the Bible matters for your everyday life? Check out our verse reflection below. It’s one of our simple devotions, great for getting started reading the Bible, and hearing how Scripture is making an impact in the lives of other believers!

How to Start Going Green

Do you care for God’s creation? It feels like an important thing to do, but when it comes to how to start going green, it’s all a little daunting.

Don’t let anxiety over not doing enough or not knowing what to do hold you back. We think Karen has some wise, stress reducing words of encouragement for those looking to make a difference. Read below!

Revelation 21:5

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’”

Written by Karen Pimpo

Does listening to the news ever make you want to bury your head in the sand? Lately, I find myself particularly anxious over everything from climate change and forest fires to overfilling landfills and garbage-tainted seas. I want to be a good steward of the earth and care for God’s creation, but it feels like fighting a battle that is already lost.

I started some small, sustainable practices a couple years ago after watching my coworkers. They took simple steps like biking to work, bringing lunch in reusable containers, and nagging my boss until she got a recycling bin for the office. I started being more mindful about what I purchase and what I throw away. I got involved in the Creation Care ministry at my church, cleaning up local parks and getting to know native species of plants and wildlife. But sometimes I still wonder, “𝘈𝘮 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦?”

The apostle John’s vision of the end of the world, recorded in the book of Revelation, describes Jesus returning to “make all things new.” I believe this includes the healing of our physical world. Someday, our planet will be made whole again, and become a place of blessing for all the creatures—plants, animals, humans—that live in it.

Why It Matters

When you take steps to care for creation now, you’re participating in Jesus’ work of restoration. You can’t fix everything, but that’s okay. It’s not your job to fix everything, but to be faithful in doing whatever you can. When you incorporate sustainable practices into your life, you’re demonstrating your belief that God’s creation is worth caring for and that you want to see his kingdom come.


We believe that simple devotions like this verse reflection help us to connect with God, so we’ve curated a whole stash of short Christian devotions. Check them out here!