June 3

My dog was sick over the weekend.  It was hard to see him feeling miserable and not be able to soothe him the way I would soothe a sick child.  There was no way for me to talk to him and make him understand why we were withholding food or taking him to the scary vet.  He is all better now and I praise God that we have our active, happy dog back.  It made me think of all those animals who don't have someone who loves them and cares for them, or who might not have the means to care for them.  We are the stewards of this earth, including the animals, but we certainly don't always act that way.

Gracious God, you created all things and called them good.  Please hold your creation gently.  Please especially be with those animals who are abused and neglected by we humans, who are given the task to love and nurture.  Please forgive us for the times we fail to fulfill your will.  Help us to love all of your creation and to care for each part as you would have us do.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

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