God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” – Genesis 1:28
Babies are a sign that God has not given up on us. There’s not a more happy occasion than expecting a child into your family. God gives His blessing for us to procreate and He gives us a blessing to rule over every living creature that moves on the ground.
As we are to be responsible and good parents, we are also held accountable for the way we rule over animals. Just because God’s given us dominion, it’s not a license for us to abuse God’s precious creation in any way.
Is Jack a lucky donkey, or what? The poem talks about a wet summer day… but I feel such compassion for the poor fur babies who are kept outdoors in the cold and snow. Yes, I know they have fur, but…
You’ve seen the ads for the ASPCA I’m sure. Why are those so much more difficult to watch in the dead of winter? I literally have to flip the channel, they break my heart so badly. I guess you could say the ads are a success if they have that effect on me. I just believe it’s so very sad that the ads have to exist at all. What’s wrong with people that they would abuse helpless animals? That kind of rule and dominion was not our Maker’s intention. Not even close.
Is there a special reservation in a hot place for one who abuses animals? Well, that’s not for me to say, but I’d say the odds are good there probably is.
In today’s verse, we see that God thinks babies are good in families, and animals are good in families too. Dominion however, most assuredly does not mean ruling with cruelty. If your fur babies are cold, please take them in the house. Be kind to babies – the human variety and fur variety. 🙂