“Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
Genesis 8:17 (NIV)
We offer animal-assisted intervention for those seeking emotional support through the love of an animal. Clients are encouraged to bring their own pets to session. We also offer interaction with many of God’s amazing creatures and would be happy to bring them in with advanced notice. For those wishing to overcome animal phobias, we may be able to help you.
God’s Connections to His Creatures: Are you a Noah?
“For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.”
God teaches us in the book of Genesis that we have dominion over animals; therefore, he holds us responsible for taking care of all of his creatures. From the beginning, God had a special place for them under our watchful eye. As God spared Noah from the great flood, he entrusted in him the creatures of the earth to be spared a certain death. When the Ark was built as God commanded and Noah gathered the animals two by two, God was pleased. Just as God found favor in Noah for caring for the animals, God finds favor in us for doing the same.
“Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures.”
Clearly, God reveals his love for all that He has created promising never again to punish nature nor beast for the sin of mankind. Everything the Lord has created is dependent upon man in some way. Although, there are many who cannot shelter some of His creatures domestically, they can take a look at God’s creations in nature and in their community to be amazed by their contribution to our world.
Even the littlest of His critters play a vital role in our world. When reminded of the story of Noah, most people picture God’s animals boarding the Ark two by two. But, how many consider God’s creatures that hitched a ride to enter the ark? The spiders? The ticks? The fleas or flies? What about the mice? Or even the head lice? All of these creatures are perfect in His plan and do play a significant role in our world. Although we do not necessarily want them making a home in our “Arks” it is important that we see their place in nature.
For those of you who are not sure whether or not you are a “Noah” take a few moments to soak in the many blessings around you. Observe the tiniest of God’s creatures living in our world. Take the time to observe His amazing creations in action as they have a purpose in God’s plan. Our Lord uses them to teach us lessons like solitude in a deer walking through the forest, grace in the beauty of a dragonfly as it dances across the water, artistry and patience in a spider creating its web, or enlightenment in the glow of the firefly as it glows in the dark sky. So, take the time to observe His gifts and marvel in how they are woven into our lives. Ultimately, we are the keepers of His perfect creation!