As much as I enjoy hosting ALL authors, as you know, fellow PBG & BWG authors hold a special place in my heart. Today's guest is new to me and our blog so please give a great big southern 'Hello!' to Megan Lee.....
Let Everything that has Breath…
I have always loved animals. Growing up, we had horses, dogs, hamsters, parakeets, fish, and even hermit crabs. Throughout my life I’ve dealt with some tough things, and God has lent me some of His creatures as therapeutic means by which to deal with less-than-stellar situations.
We have two dogs now: Chase, our ten-year-old retired racing greyhound, and Trinity, a five-year-old Italian greyhound. When my husband and I were dealing with incurable infertility, my dogs brought me joy. They sensed when I was sad and needed furry friends around me. They have been treasures, and they need us—in many of the same ways that children would. My husband and I believe that God hand-picked and sent them to us for comfort.
The Bible tells us that we can learn from animals: “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you” (Job 12:7) and “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them” (Matthew 6:26).
Not only can we glean knowledge from their behaviors, we can also observe that God’s plan for us is for our welfare. Every beast in the forest is His. He knows every cattle on the hill and He knows the instant a sparrow falls from the sky. So how much more concerned is He with our deepest concerns and worries. Just as He supplies an animal’s sustenance and needs, He knows our cares before we tell Him.
Our dogs, Chase and Trinity, are daily evidence that God is good. He loves us and wants the very best for us. Tokens of His love and the daily reminders of it, come in various forms and from many sources…and sometimes they come from God’s creation itself. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord…” (Psalm 150:6)
What a lovely and touching story, Megan...you're right, all animals (especially our pets) are definitely something to treasure,Thanks for sharing!
Megan Whitson Lee is a wife, a mom of two greyhounds, an editor for Pelican Book Group, and a high school English teacher. Her novel, Captives, won the 2016 Director's Choice Award and was a finalist for a Selah Award in the women's contemporary fiction category at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.
Megan writes women's contemporary and historical fiction featuring characters standing at the crossroads of major life decisions, crises of faith, and moral dilemmas. Her novels depict real-life problems, address universal spiritual and moral struggles, and offer messages of hope, recovery, and redemption through God’s saving grace.
Her newest YA book, Suburban Dangers can be found at Amazon in Print and for Kindle and at Pelican Book Group. Find out more about Megan by visiting her Website and connecting with her on Facebook, Twitter (@MeganWhitsonLee), Instagram and Pinterest.
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