Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails . . .And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
- Excerpts from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
God's Covenants with Animals
"I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you-the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you-every living creature on earth." (Genesis 9:9-10)
"In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety." (Hosea 2:18)
God's Concern for Animals
"And of every living thing, of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you." (Genesis 6:19)
God's Promise to Animals
"The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:6-9)
Why Should I be Discouraged?
Psalm 84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself,
Psalm 102:7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
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The Mississippi Children’s Choir -His Eye is on the Sparrow
Learn to Love like the birds of the air and the little children
Always with Love
*Love and Sorrow (Printed Version) originally sent from Brother and Sister Howard & Laura Henderson
All Nations Fellowship Garland (Dallas), Texas
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