RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day four) “Because of this the land mourns. . .the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea are dying” (vs 3, NIV) Hosea believed (because the Bible teaches) that creation is connected to the human race. To the secular mind this sounds like an arrogant myth. To the spiritual mind it sounds like truth and hope. When Adam sinned the ground was cursed and death came. When Adam is redeemed these things will leave! “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. . .that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brough into the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Romans 8:19, 21 NIV) Our sin is of larger consequence than we sometimes think or believe. Our sin caused the collapse. Our renewal will usher in a new balanced, beautiful world. What a great and gracious God!