World Animal Day (October 4th)

AnimalOkay, so today is World Animal Day. World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It's celebrated in different ways in every country.

Personally, I love animals and think we should show tender love and care to all God's creatures, great and small …

Gen.1:25. God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. NLT

Psalm 50:10-11. Every creature of the forest is mine, the wild animals on all the mountains. I know every mountain bird by name; the scampering field mice are my friends. MB

Proverbs 12:10. The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel. NLT

King Solomon's wisdom was a gift of God but we are also told that … "He knew all about plants, from the huge cedar that grows in Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows in the cracks of a wall. He understood everything about animals and birds, reptiles and fish (1Kings 4:29. MB)."

Matthew 6:26. Jesus said, "Look at the birds …" NLT

Matthew 10:29. Jesus said, "What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it." NLT

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