In the opening chapter of Charlotte’s Web, eight-year-old Fern saves the runty pig from death. She cries over him and tenderly feeds him from a bottle. She loves him.
By the time the bus reached school, Fern had named her pet, selecting the most beautiful name she could think of.
‘Its name is Wilbur,’ she whispered to herself.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.Zephaniah 3:17 NIV