Our hearts stir with longing, don’t they, when we see signs of harmony between the human race and the animal kingdom? These types of encounters remind us of God’s promise that one day the fractures which separate us from God, from nature and from one another will finally be healed. Love will pervade all, and we will enjoy unfettered joy with everything and everyone in God’s redeemed heavens and earth.
Distressing times like today make this longing all the more piercing. Come, Lord Jesus, in the glory of your Kingdom!