Yesterday I watched a video of a young woman playing her harp and a deer coming to check it out. It caused me to think about what is coming in the future that Isaiah wrote about in Isaiah 11:
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
There is currently a curse on nature that is a result of the fall when Adam and Eve sinned. As Paul wrote creation in Romans 8 all of creation is groaning:
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
When Jesus returns and restores all of creation, the animals will get along and not fight or attack each other. We will be safe around all animals. Nature will be restored.
All of creation is valuable to God. He will restore all things. Above all, we are what God treasures the most. We will have glorified bodies one day so no more sickness or death.
I won’t be allergic to cats anymore, so maybe they will be okay to be around. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.