Daily Devotional

May 25, 2018

A Loving Creator

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:25

As I held the tiny, four-week-old puppy close to me, she licked my neck and snuggled closely. I held two other puppies also, but they were not quite so friendly. In the end, that act of love won me over, and she was the one I chose to become my new pet. She was still too young to take home at the time, so one of the owners tied a green ribbon around her neck to let others know that she was taken, and I left her with her “mommy.” I marked the day on my calendar when she would be old enough to bring home with me.

Have you ever stopped to think past the beauty of some of God’s creation, to the fine details He incorporated in each being? This puppy, for instance, was beautiful, but also incredibly unique. Her particular type of canine makes a wonderful pet for families. They are very good with children and learn quickly. And she had her own personality, slightly different from the others in her litter. Just imagine God creating such a loving creature, one that wants to please and is so gentle!

What a loving God we serve, Who included in His creation animals that we can play with, laugh at, and even learn from. They can provide comfort when no one else seems to know what to say or do, and they help us to better understand concepts like forgiveness and trust. Some have even testified that it was the unconditional love of an animal that helped them to comprehend God’s unconditional love to mankind. And on top of all that, animals offer us endless entertainment! It is no accident that animals do silly things that make us laugh until we cry—it is yet another aspect of God’s love for us. He made creation for us to enjoy, and it is good!

As we go about our day, let’s think about the God who made this magnificent world, and thank Him for all the different blessings it brings to our lives. He truly is a loving Creator.