Thursday, March 4, 2010

Animal Musings

My last post was about imagining heaven as a perfect earth, including perfect creatures. In response, our friend Pam over at Gray Like Snuffie mused that she would have a polar bear living in her mansion. This fun thought set my heart to dreaming.

When my daughters were too old for story books at bedtime but too young to fall asleep without them, I found a book of meditations for children. The hands down favorite was the one that envisioned a magical land where animals of all sorts loved to be with humans. My daughters drifted off to sleep dreaming of riding on the backs of lions and climbing far up into the trees by way of a giraffe's sturdy neck. Koala bears played hide and seek. Kangaroos would let them go for a ride in their pouches.

As for me, a heaven of perfect creatures would mean a mansion full of big and small shaggy dogs. All would have big brown eyes, wagging tails and a propensity for puppy kisses. Since they will be perfect creatures, there will be no need to feed and water the dogs or to take them out to do their business. They will be 100% love and 0% work!

A few pussycats would do, the kind that don't make my eyes itch or my throat swell up. And I've always thought a hippo would be fun. A big fat hippo rolling around and enjoying the mud in ways my mother never would have allowed. I would have a big shop broom with stiff bristles to scratch behind his ears which would make him smile.

So today, I am asking you, dear reader, what perfect creatures would you have in your heavenly home? Remember, these creatures will be all play and no work. I can't wait to hear your responses!

May you feel His grace today,
Gail W.

The last Word:
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, but He has revealed it to us by His Spirit.
2 Corinthians 2:9, 10, NIV.