What is Decay?
We see that the physical creation is deteriorating and “groaning” because of abuse and neglect by human beings. The world, God's creation, is in decay. From global warming, to deforestation, to lack of access to safe water for millions of people, to species extinction, our earth is in decline at a more rapid rate than ever before.
Why is Healing Decay Important to God?
Imagine what the world looked like when God created it. He gifted this earth with its natural resources to human beings. We were entrusted and expected to care for it. This is important to God. We have a responsibility as Christians to heal decay. Creation, including the earth and its inhabitants, needs to be cared for by strong, thoughtful, and wise people.
The creation waits in eager anticipation for the sons of God to be revealed...in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. - Romans 8:18-21