Have You Ever Wondered…….

Once I  read that in the early days animals who were to be offered for sacrifice may have  actually  clamored  to be the  ones chosen.  To be given as a sacrifice to their Creator, the Awesome King of heaven, may have been considered a great honor.  What a comforting  thought.  Very likely  they knew whatever  they encountered  on earth  that  they would  eventually reside  in paradise as was intended for them in the first  place.

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 .

No coincidence . ..

Ten years ago I  rescued a litter of kittens from a shed in my yard.  The mom of this litter had 5 more kittens before I  finally got her in and had her fixed. By then she had a respiratory  infection and was very  sick but she survived and became  a loving and grateful pet who became  one of my most favorites. I recently  lost her to a mammory  tumor and it was very hard  to say goodbye to her. I prayed as always that God would have her with Him and I  prayed for trust that she was fine and asked for a sign.  Late in the  evening on the day of  her death, I  turned my phone on to catch up my yahtzee  games and there was a request there . An invitation to play  from a girl whose  player  name was Angel.
KAT

God’s gentle messages…

Six years  ago I  lost  one of my best friends, my pet Pomeranian, Skipper.  The pain of seperation  and  loss  was tremendous  and, as always , I  prayed he  was safe in heaven.  As an act of kindness, my grandkids  and their mom brought  me a scrawny little  lilac tree and planted  it in my yard in honor  of my little buddy and called it “the Skipper tree”.  I so appreciated this  act of empathy that  I  didn’t  tell them the spot  they picked for the tree was a place  where nothing  that was ever planted   there lived. To my surprise that little  tree not only lived but flourished and every spring  when it blooms I  praise God and thank Him for letting me feel that my Skipper is alive and well with Him.

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