I washed my dogs’ food and water bowls one morning and thought about how they never worry about whether they’ll have fresh food and clean water for the day. They don’t even know I wash their bowls. Our animals know where their food and water bowls are, and that is enough.
If Strider needs something, like the door opened so he can chase a squirrel, he gently lays his head on my lap. If Max wants something from me, he paws the cabinet until I jump to attention.
Psalm 104 recalls God’s care of His creatures. Note verses 27 and 28 (NIV),
All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.”
Seeing my fur boys’ wagging tails and happy prances makes me smile. Genesis says we are created in God’s image so that we can take care of the animals (Gen. 1:26). As an image bearer, caring for my dogs brings me joy. I think the Lord also smiles when I enjoy the sweet fragrance of jasmine and honeysuckle in the spring and show appreciation for His provisions.Continue Reading