Every day we are blessed countless times. We often overlook the Source of the good things that happen to us and chalk it up to good fortune or “lucky breaks”. I call them hugs from God and began this website in order to share them and have a place where others can share their “hugs”.
Please share your experiences – your own Hugs from God for others to appreciate. Thanks, Kat.
To submit your own hug, send it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org To comment on someone else’s hug, click on LEAVE A COMMENT (at the bottom of the post you are commenting on).
After cashing my paycheck I went grocery shopping and loaded the bags into my car. When I got home I realized I had left my purse in the shopping cart in the parking lot. Panicked, I hurried back to the store praying my purse would still be there. It wasn’t . I went into the store hoping one of the employees might have brought it in when collecting carts. I inquired at the desk and , praise God, a customer had turned in my purse and the $450 dollars cash I had in it was still there. I consider that a huge hug from my loving heavenly Father .
(Thanks so much for contributing this hug Calista. )
This isn’t actually my hug but I received a personal “hug” after I read about the 10 year old girl who stayed alive 17 hours under many pounds of rubble in the earthquake in Italy. No doubt God was holding her until help came . Just reading that made me feel the warmth of His love . CK
Tina R./Toledo, OH — I had Reilly from the tiniest kitten who needed naps every few minutes to my HUGE “kitty bunny” with the big thumper feet (I tell you, they literally looked like rabbit feet) that still needed naps every few minutes.
He meant so much to me and was so important to me. I took that for granted though. Reilly had health concerns that snuck up on me super fast. His life was cut way to short. He should have had so many more years to live. He’s been gone now for about 7 years and I still think about him all the time. I have other fur babies to hold and love, but for those of you who know and love each and every one of your animals, you know that it is not a replacement. I still miss Reilly, I regret that I didn’t get him help when he needed it, and I have guilt that when he took his final breath I was not right by side.
I choose to believe though that he is in heaven right now with Jesus playing with every cat toy, bell, ring, and ball that he could possible hope for. Jesus is playing with him, and caring for him until the day when I will be able to wrap my arms around him again and feel those huge feet kick up against me……like my bunny.
Great hug for a frantic mom in Florida when her 22 month old daughter got separated from her when a boat they were in overturned. It took an hour for rescuers to find the toddler, safe under the capsized boat where she was able to breathe in an air pocket until help came.
It occurred to me that before the fall of mankind , when things were perfect in the Garden of Eden, perhaps animals were intended to be able to converse . After all, when the serpent spoke to Eve, she wasn’t surprised or astounded it could speak. Instead, she listened and considered what it was saying. Perhaps, and hopefully so, animals in eternity will be able to express to us their thoughts and feelings and fill us in on their histories. How awesome that hug would be!