In one of Job’s speeches to his friends, he tells them to ask the animals about God and they will teach them. (Job 12:7) From this one little verse, a whole series of stories, Bible lessons and poems was created.

All of creation speaks to God’s love for all living things. Love creates. Love is life. And of course, God is love. He created the universe and the Earth for his most precious creation, mankind. You know it broke His heart to see Adam and Eve have to endure the curse that was brought on by their sin. All the animals suffered too because of this. But even before this happened, God had a plan to restore it all through Jesus!

You can learn much from animals. They do exactly what God created them to do. God provides for and loves all the animals. So you can be certain of His love for you.

Here are a couple of verses that inspired the Animal Parables and this poem:

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. — Job 12:7-10 NIV

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds. — Luke 12:24 NIV

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. — Romans 8:18-22 NLT


Ask The Animals

By Harrison Woodard

From the largest whale, to the smallest snail

God protects them all.

If God loves all the animals,

Why wouldn’t he love me?

From the birds up high, to the ants below

God provides for them all.

If God loves all the animals,

He must also love me.

From the fish in the sea, to you and me

God loves one and all.

If God loves all the animals,

I know He loves me!

Ask the animals and they will teach you

All the wonders of the world.

Ask the animals and they will tell you

Of God’s power and His love.


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