I have seen and touched so many animals in Africa. My time on this amazing continent is fast coming to an end. Today was the icing on my cake when I got to trek into the mountains to be up close and personal with the Siverback gorillas. Tears are coming to my eyes even as I type this.
I have no words of my own for this blog. The Psalmist best describes my heart at this time.
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your fingers — the moon and the stars that You set in place — what are mere mortals that you should care for them? Yet, You made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority — the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims in the ocean currents. Oh Lord, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth!”
The thought often comes to my mind, in the Genesis account of creation, God made the earth and all the animals first. Then He made mankind and gave them their work assignment — care for the animals. How exciting will the new heaven and earth be when lions and gorillas and lambs and dogs, cats, people, and all birds and other animals will live together in perfect harmony — just as God always intended.