There are several scripture quotes supporting the “what goes around comes around” theory.
“You reap what you sow…”
“Give and it will be given to you…”
“Whatever measure you use it will be measured back to you…”
“By the standard you judge others you will be judged . …”
Did you ever wonder if one of God’s mighty archangels might be named “Karma” ??
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!
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.
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 .
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.
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.
My beautiful granddaughter got a wonderful, Divine hug recently. Her graduation party had been in the planning for months and the day was to center around outdoor activities. For days before the event, weather was forecast to be stormy. While her folks discussed changing the date of the party or moving it to a hall, this crushed girl tearfully went to her room and prayed. Soon, her mom came to her an told her they might need a “plan B” and asked her what she wanted to do. This sweet girl took a picture of a sign on her wall that said “Believe In Miracles”, showed her mom and said that it was her plan B. The next day, the forecast went from 60% to 20% chance of rain. The party was a huge success and not a drop of rain fell. Thank You Father for rewarding her trust and faith with this hug!
It’s always very upsetting to me when I see, hear or even think about the suffering that animals have to go through. They experience fear and pain either in the form of abuse or ravages of nature at it’s cruelest. For years I struggled with this trying to make sense of it and fostering doubts. But I trust my Lord and Savior and the Creator of all their prescious little lives and I believe when all things are made right…all those little mini souls will be safe in His care for all eternity. Every birth is a miracle and God would never waste a miracle. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME.
How awesome that the Creator of the entire universe and everthing in it cares about every single member of His creation! How magnificent that every sigh is heard and every tear that is shed moves Him to send comfort in many different forms. (HUGS) How blessed are we that He loves us so much that He went to the Cross to save us.
Thank you Father for Your love and caring. Thank You for surrounding us with the warmth of Your concern and the many blessings You send each day. Praise Your Awesome, Holy Name!
“We may not know what the future holds, but we can trust the One who holds the future.”