National “Love Your Pet Day” is Tuesday of this week, which also happens to be our son David’s 26th birthday. That’s fitting, as he has always had a soft spot in his heart for our furry friends. Which is why I’m sharing the Caring for Animals Coloring Page below.
The picture on the right shows David at age three with our dog Jenny. They were constant companions. Even as a puppy, Jenny was so patient. She let David cart her around everywhere and was fiercely protective of him.
The photo below shows David with Penelope, a rescue dog he and his wife adopted a couple of years ago. She’s a sweetheart, too, but now it’s David’s turn to be patient. Penny was bad about running off every time she got a chance when she first came to live with them, and it usually fell on David to track her down when she disappeared.
Anyway, I thought “Love Your Pet” would be a good theme for our Scripture Sunday coloring page this week, as the Bible makes it clear that God considers kindness to animals a very good trait, indeed.
“The righteous care for the needs of their animals.” – Proverbs 12:10
This design comes from my gratitude journal, Count Your Blessings. It joins my growing collection of devotional journals. There are twelve titles in all now.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul,” the psalmist writes, “and forget none of His benefits.” That’s good advice for all of us. We should always be mindful of the many ways in which God has blessed us.
This journal is designed with that goal in mind. You may use its pages to remember the Lord’s mercies and be grateful for them, to count His blessings and name them one by one, to track His faithfulness to you through the past and, by doing so, to be encouraged to trust Him with the future.
For more information or to order your own copy of Count Your Blessings, click on the image below.