God Satisfies His Creation
"The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing." (Psalm 145:15-16)
As they walked through the aquarium, Maria's dad helped her read the signs beside each fish tank. Most of the signs told where the fish in that tank would normally be found, what their habits were, and what they ate. Most of the fish ate seaweed, insects, or other types of underwater creatures.
Maria felt a little sad when she learned that some of the big fish liked to eat the smaller fish she had seen in other tanks. "Dad, why does God let the big fish eat the little fish?" she asked. "Doesn't He care about the little fish?"
"Of course He does. God cares about all of His creatures." Dad tapped the edge of the tank to point out a large shark circling slowly through the water. "But if He let the little fish have the run of the ocean, pretty soon there would be too many of them. That would cause problems for all the other creatures that share their living space. One reason that the big fish feed on the little fish is to control the number of little fish."
Maria thought about that, and it made a lot of sense. "We eat some of the fish too," she said.
"That's right. In fact, after the Flood, God told Noah that all the creatures of the earth could be food for humans. So…God feeds the little fish, and they become food for the big fish, and sometimes the big fish become food for us. Pretty wise plan, eh?"
"After we're done at the aquarium today, how'd you like to go out for lunch at a seafood place?"
Maria wrinkled her nose. "Only if I can get peanut butter and jelly there."
Dad laughed. "It's a deal. PB and J for you, flounder for me."
God cares so much for His creation that He makes sure every living creature has food to eat. He not only satisfies our desires for food but also our desires for things like friendship, forgiveness, and joy. In God Himself is everything we need to satisfy our hearts.
God satisfies the desires of every living creature.
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