He was 18 1/2 years old and more than just a cat. He was my daughter’s constant companion through some tough times and into the best of times, neither Wookie or Amy ever gave up on each other or what life sent their way. Wookie and Amy traveled all over East Tennessee as she grew in her chosen profession and to hear Amy tell it, until they reached the city of guitars and hockey pucks….Nashville Tennessee. He was never caged, Sitting beside her on road trips with only his leash and seat belt on. It was a match made in heaven….appropriately so because God created all living things and he loves all the animals just as he does us.

God loves life, God is life and there are many examples of different animals in the Bible. To mention a few, there are sheep, dogs, lions, deers, doves, eagles, fish, rams, bulls, snakes, rats, pigs, and many more. We all know the story of Noah, the ark and God’s instructions to Noah regarding the animals of the earth. Animal cruelty is a sin the Bible tells me so!

3. Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

4. Proverbs 27:23 Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds.

God cares about animals.Improbable you say, or just, maybe I never thought of it that way.

Psalm 36:5-7 Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.

Matthew 6:25-27 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life?

Psalm 147:7-9 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Psalm 145:8-10 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you.

Take the time to visit the web address listed here for a great read, biblically based, about God and the animals of creation. ( http://biblereasons.com/animals/)

Amy gave Wookie every moment of her time possible to care and comfort him in his last days. To me and not just because she is my daughter, Amy learned a lesson and taught us a lesson. We can all be nice when we want to but compassion for that which God has created, well thats a God thing. Compassion is caring and doing without conditions or limits. God loves us without conditions and for eternity and yes, God loves Wookie.

Thanks for coming by the Pew this week,

Life is Good

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 Reference Material 😦 http://biblereasons.com/animals/)

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