Blessing Received

Calista K of Pontiac MI shared:

(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

Gone, but never forgotten

Reilly

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. 

 

 

 

Your Pets In Heaven

The Bible  is somewhat  silent  on the subject of animal immortality  and this may be  because man, in his arrogance, might feel if there’s  an afterlife  for an animal there’s  nothing  he  needs to do to be saved himself.  I  struggled with this  since I  was a small child  and prayed through tears many times that God would  let me be with my beloved pets in eternity. The first  verse I  was inspired by was Romans  8:22-23. “…the whole creation  has been groaning . ..”  I   was impressed that meant not just humans but all created living beings. The more I  prayed  the more confidence  I felt that this  is true.  Since then, I feel God has led me  to  many more verses and publications that support  this hope .