When people ask me what I love about my husband, there are many things that come to mind. He is a good, kind, honorable and godly man. He is a good provider and a really good cook! There are just so many things to love about him. That’s why it’s so funny to me that when people ask me about him, one of the first things that comes to my mind is the fact that he likes animals.
He has fun with our three chihuahuas. He likes to watch the squirrel on the squirrel feeder and the squirrel on my bird feeder. He can hardly resist our four pound chihuahua’s requests to sit in his lap.
Have you ever known someone and cared for them, loved them and then find out a new little aspect about them and find that you love them even more? I read a scripture today that did just that where the Lord was concerned.
It was a simple little scripture. A scripture that doesn’t seem that important in the grand scheme of things. But this moring it endeared the Lord to me even more. It is Proverbs 12:10 in the New Living Translation.
The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.
As I read this, I thought about why the godly would care for their animals and I realized it’s because God cares for animals. I know the Bible tells us this in other verses throughout the Bible, but it just really struck me this morning that God likes animals.
It affected my heart in the same way it affects my heart when I see my husband petting a little four pound chihuahua or enjoying a squirrel hanging upside down eating. I know it’s silly, but I felt my love for God increase simply because I realized He likes animals too.
A similar scripture came up in my heart yesterday as I was driving down a busy highway. I saw a dog on the side of the road. My heart went out to him. I didn’t want him to get hurt or killed in traffic. I was able to pray in faith for him because it says in Psalm 36:6, “O LORD, thou preservest man and beast” (KJV).
Here are a few more scriptures on His caring for animals.
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them… (Matthew 6:25-26, KJV)
Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s… notice. (Matthew 10:29, Amplified)
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? (Luke 12:6, KJV)
My main point today is seeing how God feels about animals, but I highly recommend reading on in these scripture passages to find out how much more He cares about you.
So from now on, as my husband and I watch the squirrel hang upside down eating, I will think about the fact that we are not alone as we watch. And we are not alone in enjoying and caring for animals. Just another beautiful facet of a most extraordinary being, our God.