Animals & Pets
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings,and not one of them is forgotten before God?But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
— Luke 12:6,7
Long ago, a little boy we know came upon a dead baby bird on the driveway after a big thunderstorm.
For as the Father raiseth up the dead,
and quickeneth them;
even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
— John 5:21
My family surprised me with a trip for all of us to California Wine Country to celebrate my big, bad birthday. Through their love and thoughtful planning, it transformed into the best birthday ever.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:
but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
— Proverbs 12:10
When our black Lab Shadow died at age 12, I said, “That’s it. My heart is broken. It will never have room for another dog.” We are big animal lovers. But Shadow was such a great dog, we didn’t think another one could ever measure up.
(T)hey shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
— Mark 16:18
Some friends of a friend had fallen on hard times. The dad was working two jobs and really struggling.
Meanwhile, the mom was juggling a tight budget with the needs of three small children. There was a lot of mac ‘n’ cheese being served.
Yea, the stork in the heaven
knoweth her appointed times;
and the turtle and the crane and the swallow
observe the time of their coming;
but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.
— Jeremiah 8:7
Got cats? Then you’ve got drama. They’re like that.