God’s Gift of Pets

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God’s Gift of Pets

Can our pets actually improve our health? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.

Research has shown that when pets are introduced into a family setting, families generally show more signs of closeness and warmth. There is more healthy playing and less arguing. One of the most surprising findings was that when people give attention to their pets, their blood pressure drops. Even gazing into an aquarium lowers blood pressure. People with the highest blood pressure benefit the most from this interaction.

Even animals we don’t often think of as pets can offer benefits to man. For instance, autistic children become more communicative when they interact with dolphins.

The unconditional love offered by our pets is truly a blessing from God. But our Creator’s unconditional love toward us through the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ is greater than any other love we can ever experience.

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.

 

Ref: Joan Arehart-Treichel. 1982. “Pets: The Health Benefits.” Science News, Vol. 121, Mar. 27, pp. 220-223.

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