Sunday, March 8, 2009

Animal Lovers and God

I married an animal lover, and I’m glad I did. Animal lovers make great companions. (They treat you as nice or better than their pets!)

I was reminded of this as I read a fellow blogger’s post about her day spent at a rabies clinic: Reggie Girl.

But this is Sunday, and I’m aiming for a Sunday post, so here’s what I’ve got for you animal lovers out there: the story of Jonah. Most of us know that Jonah was swallowed by… a large fish. The story of Jonah not only features a large fish in an important role, but the book ends with a lovely comment from God, who also cares about animals.

Here’s the final verse from the book of Jonah where God is explaining to Jonah why it is reasonable for Him to spare the city Jonah wants destroyed: “And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?”

“… and also much cattle.” Who cares? God. End of story.


  1. May everything that has breathe, Praise The Lord!

    I love animals, people, grass, trees, skies,'s all good (well...maybe not so much the mosquitos).

    Lovely Sunday to you :o)

  2. Now, see, I would have read that and thought, 'what, is he concerned about their profit margin?...' Glad you could clear things up. :P

    I'm still left wondering why the good people of Ninevah couldn't tell their right from their left...

  3. Saphron,

    I guess not all people are as bright as we'd like to think: even whole cities. Yikes!