Earth Hour: When an Hour of Darkness Saved the World

Millions of people in over 100 countries will be turning their lights off over the next 24 hours or so, as part of Earth Hour.

What for? To help save the planet from environmental threats such as climate change.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I am all for avoiding any waste of resources – especially non-renewable energy sources. And I do believe humanity is doing much that is needlessly environmentally damaging.

But there’s some great news about Earth Hour that deserves much greater focus and attention.

An hour of darkness has already guaranteed the best possible future for Planet Earth! When Jesus died to save the world, there were three hours of darkness.

44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:44-46

While I commend people for turning off their lights to do their bit to help save the planet, I am ever so much more grateful to Jesus for His death – and the three hours of darkness that surrounded it – that has already saved the planet. Completely. Forever.

1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away… And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:1-4

Looking at Global Issues from a Biblical Perspective


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Start Here! There are some big issues affecting millions of people in the 21st century. War, food and water shortages, poverty, illiteracy, overpopulation, unemployment, crime, changing patterns of disease, financial crisis, natural disasters, and more. But for millions of others, the world has never been a better place than right now. Opportunities and wealth abound, as do natural beauty and natural resources. Where do you fit in?

What is reality? And what guiding principles enable us to have a balanced, meaningful and solution-oriented perspective on global issues? This site proposes that the Bible holds meaningful answers. Not religion per se – that can be part of the problem – but going right back to the Bible.

Join us on a journey exploring real-life issues, with a practical, everyday, evidence-based approach that makes sense to millions of people. Evaluate for yourself whether the Bible has answers that make sense to you too.

The Prodigal Planet Parable

by Daniel Livingston (Luke 15:11-24 modified)

  1. Then He said: a certain Creator made humans and put them on planet earth.
  2. And the humans said: “Give us the treasures and wealth of the earth.” So He gave to them a fair country across the ocean.
  3. And not too many years after, the humans had gathered all together, and journeyed to a far country, and there wasted all the beauties of the earth with prodigal living.
  4. But when they had run out of fossil fuels, there arose severe price wars over oil, and they began to be in want.
  5. Then they went and conspired with foreign militaries causing wars and invasions, and they stole of the wealth of foreign nations.
  6. And they gladly filled their stomachs with McDonald’s burgers that had been produced on slave labour and at great environmental cost.
  7. But when they came to themselves, they said ‘How many of our fathers had bread enough to eat and to spare, and we perish with mad cow disease, terrorism and Asian bird flu?’
  8. I will arise and go to my Creator and will say to him, “God, I have destroyed the earth and humanity, and offended You.
  9. “and I am no longer worthy to be called a human or live on planet earth. Make me like one of the lower species.”
  10. And he arose and came to his God. But when he was still a great way off, God saw him and had compassion, and ran back to planet earth and fell on his neck and kissed him.
  11. And the human said to him “God I have destroyed the earth and humanity and offended You, and am no longer worthy to be called a human or live on planet earth.”
  12. But God said to his angels “Bring the best robe from heaven, and put it on him. Give him all the riches of the heavenly city, combined with a new planet.
  13. “And bring more wealth, luxury and beauty than he could ever have imagined possible, and let us have a great celebration and reunion.
  14. “For this, my human race, was destroying itself, but has now stopped looking for meaning in material wealth, and has come back to Me for life.” And for the first time in his life, the human was truly happy.