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I am 8 years old and I would like to ask you a question. Why did God make so many different animals and insects and plants, and things like that? Couldn't He have just made a few of each kind, instead of millions of them?


Yes, He could have made just a few kinds of animals and fish and plants—but I’m glad He didn’t, because it makes the world such an interesting place! You could spend your whole life studying just one kind of insect (for example), and yet you’d never discover everything there is to know about it.

And this is one reason, I believe, why God made this world so complex. Everything around us was created by God, and it all tells us what He is like. The psalmist in the Bible put it this way: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1).

In other words, when we look at the world through the eyes of faith, we realize just how great and wonderful God is—far greater than we can fully understand. The Bible says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). God made everything in the universe, and it all tells us how great and wise He is.

But the greatest truth about God is this: You and I can be His friends! God loves us, and He wants to take away our sins and make us part of His family forever. This is why Jesus came into the world, and the most important decision you will ever make is whether or not you will ask Him to come into your heart. Why not invite Him to come into your life today?

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  1. Gloria Robertson says:

    Very nice source.

  2. kai says:

    if we eat the animal that God made. Will us disgrace God’s name?

  3. LARRY DUNN says:

    I Believe GOD made Animals for Many Reasons but first of all for His Honor and Glory for the same reason HE made Man. I also Believe GOD made Animals so that Unbelievers would Hopefully see GOD thru them – INTELLIGENT DESIGN, ! and want to learn more about Who this Great Creator is and ultimately thru this Seeking Process come to His SON – JESUS. I Believe that for Believers, that it is an Every Day Visual Reminder of GOD’s many Attributes – AWESOME POWER, WISDOM, Unique Creativity, LOVE for US etc. as well as a Source of Comfort, Strength, Protection, Help, Relaxation and Enjoyment for US ! Who can look at the Diversity of the Animal Kingdom and Not See GOD ? BIRD WHISPERER GEN 1 : 20-28

  4. sandra fernandes says:

    It was very inspiring to read. It touched my heart. I’m a teacher for third grade kids. I have a lesson on animals so I got the right answer as to why there are so many kinds of animals.

  5. Heidi says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more – GOD is the greatest artist ever!