Linda sent us this last night, “Animals Show Gratitude to Their Rescuers” (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/26/animals-show-gratitude-for-being-rescued/), and I can’t get it out of my mind. If you haven’t seen it yet, please open the link.
Of all the uncounted multitude of gods worshiped by human beings over thousands of years, only of our God was it ever said, “God is love.” No one ever said “Zeus is love” or “Marduk is love” or “Quetzalcoatl is love,” but only “God is love”–our God, who made the heavens and the earth.
When you try to absorb this, it’s overwhelming. God really is love. He has infused His entire creation with it.
Birds and animals know this! Even in a fallen world, they know it. Whatever will it be like, when God regenerates His whole creation, free of death and sin? Will it be only animals and people who leap for joy, or will the very hills dance, and the stars sing?
We are not yet equipped even to imagine it. But someday we will be.
“Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not./ Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be. But we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” –I John 3:1-2