“The beasts of the field also cry out to You, for the water brooks are dried up” (Joel 1:20). This is the closest, Joel suggests, that animals come to praying.
“The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God” (Ps 104:21). In Job 38:41, it’s Jehovah, not Joel, who asks, “Who provides food for the raven, when its young ones cry to God?”
Our brilliant scientific age doesn’t even know who made them! “But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?” (Job 12:7-9).
What a commentary on our race that animals know where to go in time of need, but so many people never lift their cries to God. The Lord declares: “The ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, My people do not consider” (Isa 1:3). Don’t be “out-cried” by the rest of creation today!