The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook.
-I Kings 17:6, NLT
This verse is about how God used His creatures to care for His prophet, Elijah. I quote it as a model of how God continues to use animals to care for the dear humans that He calls His children.
Such an animal for me was my furry buddy, Mr. Pickles.
I honestly don’t know if I would have made it through that awful season of abandonment and infidelity discovery without his loving presence by my side. He was a great balm to my bleeding emotions. I bet many of you have your own stories about a cat, dog, or other creature who supported you emotionally during your darkest days.
Mr. Pickles liked to sleep at the foot of my bed entwined between my feet. This made me feel loved during a time when I acutely felt the absence of my (now) ex-wife. A warm body–even of a cat–made a difference in helping me to remember that I was lovable.
God is still in the business of caring for His children through His creatures.
I know because He did so through Mr. Pickles for me.