If I Was An Animal For 1 Week
Froggy213 asked "If you could be any animal for 1 week, what would you be and why?
I wanted to answer with a hub, since I love any theme that has to do with animals. I chose a butterfly as an avatar in the web not to reveal my identity, until I came to the knowledge that I was not loosing nothing...actually I won a great partner for life and became suitable helper, as in Genesis 2:18 the Lord calls us...we the women. Dogs are not the best friend of men...so if you answer this question wanting to be a dog for this reason; actually nor us women really are man's best friend ...God is.
The animal in us
Genesis 9:3 says "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything." A separation between men and animals is so clear that even an atheist knows that there is no "missing links". The similarity that people have with animals is actually the different rolls in people's lives. When they are called pets it is because they fill some people's feelings and other situations as depression and loneliness.
We have an animal in us, I always say because we identify with colors, flowers, trees and so many things we like, or their characteristics reflect our own. The Bible has so many verses recalling animals that I came through so many I didn't know they existed.
By our personality we identify with other things
How are you?
Identifying with an animal
Above I have separated the animals scientifically with a Bible verse. Even Jesus was identified with one. John 1:29 says:
" The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"
- body covered by hair or fur
- have a backbone
- produce milk
Isaiah 11:6 "The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them."
Reptiles (lizards, snakes, alligators, turtles, and frogs)
- body covered by scales
- have a backbone
- most lay hard shelled eggs on land
Revelation 16:13 "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet."
Variety of reptiles
Birds (ducks, pigeons, swallows, penguins and parrots)
- body covered by feathers
- have a backbone
- lay eggs
Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?"
The beauty in birds
Insects (praying mantis, butterflies, dragonfly, walking stick, and ant nests)
- most are small air-breathing animals
- 6 legs
- 2 antennae
- 3 body sections (head, thorax, abdomen)
Proverbs 6:6 "Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!"
Spiders (tarantulas and the wolf spider)
- also termed arachnids
- 8 legs
- 8 eyes
- they spin webs
Proverbs 30:28 "The spider skillfully grasps with its hands, and it is in kings’ palaces."
Aquatic Animals (fish, grabs, and starfish)
- most have gills
- found in lakes, rivers, and oceans
Matthew 17:27 "But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."
A butterfly for one week would really suit my desires because:
- They are good fliers.
- Their four different life stages have a deep message in my own life.
- They are found all over the world and in all types of environments.
- They migrate in order to avoid adverse environmental conditions.
- Their body is covered by tiny sensory hairs.
- Most of them live on nectar from flowers.
- Their wings are different from the wings of any other insects.
- There are more types of butterflies than there are of any insect.
A butterfly with her frog
If you can not identify with an animal, I will recommend that you study about them. I am sure you will find in their profile a similitude with your own; perhaps it will help you answer Froggy's question.
Animals are God's creation and He used them to give us messages, try to seek them in God's word also.
Isaiah 40:31 "but those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10:16).
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill