The Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden

God’s creative impulses delight and inspire me. Yes, God created birds, but more specifically God created owls–and roosters.

Garden of Eden, Chartres Cathedral

 

My prayer

God, thank You for creating me as you did. Help me to value what makes each living creature–whether human, bird, fish animal–special too.

Biblical touchstones

Genesis 1:26    Then God said, “…let humankind have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26

God said to humankind, “…have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”  Genesis 1:28

Invitation to prayer

Choose an animal, bird, or fish from the collection below. Make a mental, heart or body connection to it.

How are your emotions, thoughts, and senses inspiring you to pray?

Photos
The animals, fish, and birds of the Garden of Eden as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The top outer right voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

God Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

Animal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

The Garden of Eden

God Creating the Garden of Eden

The Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)

Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)

The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

God Creating the Sun and Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres)

Creation Plants and Trees

The Firmament

Envisioning Creation

Night and Day

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…

Loved

Inspiration

The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity

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