How should Christians view nature?  Not the way many environmentalists do.  We are stewards of creation, nature is not our sovereign.  G.K Chesterton writes what a Christian’s perspective of nature should be:

The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism, and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother.  Unfortunately, if you regard Nature as a mother, you discover that she is a step-mother.  The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister.  We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father, but she as no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.  The gives to the typically Christian pleasure in this earth a strange touch of lightness that is almost frivolity.  Nature was a solemn mother to the worshippers of Isis and Cybele.  Nature was a solemn mother to Wordsworth or to Emerson.  But Nature is not solemn to Francis of Assisi or to George Herbert.  To St. Francis Nature is a sister, and even a younger sister: a little, dancing sister, to be laughed at as well as loved, (Orthodoxy, pg. 168-169)

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