"God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." genesis 1:28
this was ari's sunday school lesson this week. in order to bring the point home they made their very own "eco-systems". ari LOVES having his own container complete with rock, soil, seed, and even rain!
when i looked at the verse he brought home to go with the lesson i was struck again by the word "rule". there are so many interpretations of that word in regards to the earth and to ruling people. i started thinking about what kind of ruler i would like to be under. the kind that uses their rightful power or the kind that uses their influence for the good of their subjects. hmmm. i am a ruler. i am more powerful and influential than my subjects (the earth and its creatures). most of the time i am happy to "wield" my power for my own comfort and convenience. would i want to be a subject in my kingdom?