Animals in Heaven
“And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety.” Hosea 2:18 (ESV)
Animals remind us of God’s characteristics of work, provision, companionship, and faithfulness. They are different than us in that they are instinctive in their behavior and without that identical free-will decision making ability that we possess. Sometimes even our pets can turn aggressive, but in heaven we will enjoy all animals, even tigers, lions, and bears, as companions without risk of harm.
Let’s pray today that we may be more receptive to pets and animals as God’s gifts to us.