All of creation is good. Every living thing under heaven was created by a loving God with an awe-inspiring intentionality. Just as grass grows for cattle, we are created for each other. The psalmist envisions a world in perfect harmony. All creatures under the sun are dependent upon one another not only for sustenance and substance, but for joy and happiness.
In many ways verses from Psalm 104 foreshadow the words of Christ in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” To have life and to have it abundantly means to live in harmony with all creation, to have oil to anoint our faces and bread for our hearts, but never at the expense of any other of God’s perfect creatures.
This message was adapted from “Faith reflections: Creation” written by Mary Button from the August 2012 issue of Café magazine.