Care for Animals

The righteous care for the needs of their
animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
Proverbs 12:10

 

The Bible teaches us everything we need to know about everything!

With Spring we experience brand new life of every kind!

God’s creation is exploding with growth in the natural world.

Everything from crops, green leaves, flowers, dandelions, kittens, little birds, and you name it, is springing to life around us!

What a glorious time of the year, and aren’t you thankful you can see the transition from the dead of winter to new life in spring? The seasons are remarkable all because our God is an amazing Creator!

Our one grown son brought home a little kitten the other day. He has always had a soft heart for animals. And it just so happens kittens are my favourite little pet. How could we say no to keeping this little creature in our shop?

I admit I sneak out to the back forty to the shop to pet this little Meisje (Dutch for little girl, maid, maiden, gal, bride, lass) every chance I get. Our sons do this on the sly.

The beauty of it is God teaches us to take care of the animals he puts in our care. Proverbs 12:10 is one example in the Bible of these directives. It also mentions how cruel some can be to those innocent little animals. That just makes us sad those who love animals. And since they are God’s creatures, we should treat them with dignity.

This brings another thought to mind. So many people seem to love animals better than human lives. That should not be so either. I understand many loving hearts have precious pets to love. Yet others who claim to love their animals but would quickly put an end to a human life. That doen’t jive in my mind. How can you treat life so callously?

I believe God wants us to cherish all life. That doesn’t mean we all need to become fierce vegetarians either. God created fish and animals to add to our daily diet. We need to be compassionate about how we process those animals, though.

In Matthew 10:29 we read, “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.”

Here we have it in a nutshell. God is the giver and taker of life according to His will.

May we respect life as given by God.

Sometimes we may all have failed to treat life with kindness. We can all do better, myself included.

Solomon writes Proverbs 10 to teach us about compassion and kindness towards God’s gift of life.

God’s grace alone teaches the reader to treat people and animals tenderly.

We don’t always live up to that, but this is our directive from Scripture.

Do we feed our pets on time? Do we clean their homes for them? Or are we neglectful of doing so?

I am running a little late this morning.

For now, though, I am heading outside to see how little Meisje is.

Wishing you a blessed day.

 

 

 

 

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