Rev. Greg Haseloff – “Do No Harm”

November 11, 2013

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -- Colossians 3:17

Francis Schaeffer said, “If I am going to be in right relationship with God, I should treat the things He has made in the same way He treats them.”  This examination of our treatment becomes all-encompassing.  How do our words treat those closest to us and those across borders far away?  What do our deeds express toward the world which God has made?

One of the most frequent interpretations of stewardship on our campus involves the environment and our ecological concerns.  More and more Christians in America have come to grips with the excessive consumption in our land – with our country consuming more resources than any country in history.  If we are going to live “giving thanks to God the Father” in a country of consumption, our lives have to reflect great stewardship of what He has given us.

“This is my Father’s world. I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas – His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world. The birds their carols raise;
The morning light, the lily white Declare their maker’s praise.”

In every way we exercise our stewardship may we join in “declaring our Maker’s praise.”

CORNERSTONE:  Stewardship

- Rev. Greg Haseloff, Associate Dean & Campus Chaplain

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