When Heaven Meets Earth poignantly documents the culture changing possibilities when reasoned biblical faith is wedded with responsible ecological stewardship …”
– Hutz H. Hertzberg, Ph.D., Executive Pastor, The Moody Church
Here’s a wonderful resource for your church, home school, Bible study group, or for your own edification. If you hurry, you might even be able to have it for Earth Day on Sunday. If it’s too late, you can still use it this spring as a motivator to teach about creation care in a Christian setting. Dr. Susan Emmerich, whose story is beautifully told in this video, has been a good friend for twenty years.
What seems to have been a clear “God thing” happened when Susan was doing the project featured in this video. She was trying to teach Christian watermen and their families on Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay about the biblical principle of creation stewardship, and she was facing a lot of skepticism. Both churches on the island, however, received RBC’s “Our Daily Bread,” and many got the accompanying Discovery Series booklets. It “just happened” that when it was so important that the folks in the church connected creation care to the Bible and to practical Christian living, RBC’s booklet arrived: “Celebrating the Wonder of Creation.” Some of the folks showed the booklet to Susan and told her how it was saying what she was saying. “May I see the booklet?” she asked. When she saw that it had been written by me, she could hardly believe it. “Why, I know Dean. We serve on the Christian Environmental Council together.” The result was that much of the skepticism about living out a creation careful life was overcome, and the rest of the story became the theme of this heartwarming and encouraging story about people of faith coming to understand how they could become “good earthkeepers” and also be positive witnesses for Christ.
You can watch the trailer on the “When Heaven Meets Earth” website and order the DVD and download a discussion guide. You can also go the Discovery Series website and read the booklet “Celebrating the Wonder of Creation” online and/or obtain a copy or two without cost.
RBC’s Day of Discovery television division also did their own version of Susan’s story that you can watch online on the DOD Website.
There are other Discovery Series booklets on the theme of “celebrating the wonder of creation” that you can read and obtain by going to this link.