Feb 14

Here, a captive chimpanzee named Jou Jou reaches out to Dr. Jane Goodall in a zoo in the Republic of Congo, circa 1990.

What a wildly wonderful world, God!
    You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
    made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.
All the creatures look expectantly to you
    to give them their meals on time.
You come, and they gather around;
    you open your hand and they eat from it.
If you turned your back,
    they’d die in a minute—
Take back your Spirit and they die,
    revert to original mud;
Send out your Spirit and they spring to life—
    the whole countryside in bloom and blossom.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 104:24, 27-30 The Message (MSG)                                                                           Image Source: National Geographic