God and the Earth
“Genesis 1, 2:4-9,(Psalm 33)”
Ever wonder why we get so attached to animals?
We recently lost a puppy that I was very attached too. I really didn’t realize just how much until the day after she was hit by a motorcycle. I was the first to get to her and even though I was relieved that she died instantly, I still have moments where I relive those few minutes over and over again in my head. I see all the little things that I just seemed to notice quickly as I picked her up to bury her in the yard. I am glad though that I was the only one who saw her there on the street because I would not want my wife or my children having that thought of her in their heads. I would like them to see her still living when they think of her.
She just darted out from under the fence and in the span of a few minutes she was dead. I realize I am talking about a dog. An animal, something that would not seem to be as important as a human in the whole scheme of things.
Yet why did we all cry when she died?
Why does it seem that I am mourning her passing?
Why does it seem that our other dog is mourning her?
She was just a dog?
Maybe it is the fact that man is so close to nature in that he named each animal. (Genesis 2:19-20)
We know that animals can communicate in some way. we also know that they all communicated possibly by speech.
Genesis 3:1-6 – It might just be me but notice that Eve never questioned why or how this serpent was speaking to her.
We know that the creation of animals was seen as good by God and that He prolonged animals with Noah and his family through the flood (Genesis 6:13-22) We also know that God speaks to animals. Noah did not have to go get each animal, God brought them to him
We know that all things on this earth are for God’s glory and after looking at the circumstances that surrounded what had happened to our little pup we could see that she did not die in vain. She died for a reason. She died for the glory of God in that my wife and I knew that the young fellow who hit her was brought to our doorstep. He needed something. We are not sure if it was just comfort or to know Jesus but we will soon find out.
One day all creation will glorify God. That means each animal, plant, tree, rock. Everything on this earth will praise Him when the curse is lifted.
Will I see our little pup again?
I would like to think so but in the end that is for God to decide what is in heaven. For now I will mourn her passing, but I will also glorify God that He used her for His purpose.
Man was originally put here on earth to rule over it (Genesis 1:26-28) He was placed here in the image of God as God’s ambassador to reflect His dominion over all creation.