Perhaps it was the quietness of the day,
perhaps it was the sheer laughter of delight coming from within the littles as they ran from cage to cage, bursting with the news of the newest animal or bird they found,
but maybe, just maybe it was the animals speaking to us as we roamed through the zoo. The beauty of God's creation all around us. The awe and wonder of it all. . . so many unique animals with a myriad of traits, some so mystifying that scientists are left baffled.
As we slip into the car to pick up the sisters who were rehearsing for a dance recital,
I look back at the flag that welcomes all into the zoo and I'm reminded over again, God's creation is GOOD. It is all around us, the beauty of it shining a light over this dark world.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:20 - 25