In the books, I demonstrate how animals interact with the various heroes. Aura introduces a housecat near the beginning of the book, Dulcet has a dog, TA’AM lives in the natural world where animals have no fear of her and Synesthesia has a couple of jaguars. There are several purposes behind these interactions, not the least of which is show that there is still a touch of The Garden operating in the world.
In Genesis 2:19 we read:
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
So, we have all the animals and the first man interacting. I am wondering, though, how many of you caught something near the end of man’s stay in The Garden?
Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Did something have to die for the first people in the world to have clothes and, if so, what was it? God is obviously capable of creating skins from nothing, but that isn’t how He usually works.
We all know that today animals, for the most part, fear men and avoid them in the wild. This applies to most predators as well. Even the dogs of today were once wild wolves that had to either be caught as cubs or tempted to come and stay close to men to be domesticated.
Animals have been around marginally longer than man according to the Bible. They were created from nothing, the dirt and, given a spirit of life. Man was formed by the hand of God, and the Almighty breathed His very life-force into him, giving man spirit and soul.
Some of you are already cringing. Read TA’AM if you want to know what I think happens to animals when they die. As part of the answer, let me ask you this, what would it take for heaven to really be heaven for you?
It’s Monday, start your week out great and make it better from there!
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