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.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED….??

There is so much division and violence and evil in this world.  People who used to act intelligent  and stable are now acting and speaking like lunatics .

It’s  not just politics, altbough that is the most  prominent  example ,  but it’s  everywhere .

My own thoughts on this……..I now  believe that  hate is contageous  and it spreads like  a  virus.  It’s  not even necessary  to have any contact with the carriers.  Simply reading comments or listening  to  the  news can infect.  It seems to numb the brain until all traces of  common  sense  completely  disappear .   How  sad!

I wonder how God  feels as  He watches the insanity .   He loves  each and every one of His creation and it must grieve Him intensely .

Do you ever wonder what will happen when He’s  had enough???

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 .

Message from  Sally in Fort Wayne . …thank you Sally for contributing…..
“I recently  lost  my best friend  and confident in a tragic car accident.  I was very distraught and depressed and  when I  came across your site I  prayed that I  might find  some comfort in a hug from God  too. That very  night I dreamed of my friend sitting on a picnic table in a field of beautiful wildflowers  which she loved and she smiled at me!  I  woke up with a wonderful warm feeling of peace.  People can analyze  that to mean anything  they want but I know that was a hug from above!”

God’s Creation

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What  an interesting creature…..the caterpillar .   From its  first breath of air it crawls around looking to avoid natural predators  and trying to survive life  on earth. God  given instinct  tells it when it’s  time to spin a cocoon  where it can be sheltered as it endures metamorphosis.  Then one day it emerges with it’s  beautiful new body ,  dries its  wings in the warmth of the sun and wings its  way heavenward.  Imagine  all the colors  that  butterflies  might add to the landscape of our future home in paradise .

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A Thought To Ponder

Borrowed from a favorite pastor’s website, this is the best view on death and rebirth I’ve seen.

If an unborn baby could form clear thoughts, he would most certainly resist the process that was forcing him from the only world he has known…..the womb. He would think of it as dying.

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What he would think was death is what we call birth.
So it is with us.
What we think is dying is birth into God’s bright new world of heaven.

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Blessings are Hugs

Although I have always  known that all good things come from God, I have often neglected to give Him the credit.  Now, after having experienced a life changing decision, I  have become more aware of His personal attention and  recognize each and every blessing and their unbelievable timing. 

 After 20 years in a dead-end job I felt that I couldn’t stay there another second, so I decided to leave.  While the awesome indescribable relief of simply walking out that door was overwhelming, I worried that I might not be doing what God wanted me to do.  I was old enough to retire and had “put in my time”, as it were, but the economy was bad and it was scary to lose the paycheck.  I took all of it to God and asked Him to let me know He was standing by me in this decision.  I imagined feeling His arms around me and instantly felt calmer.  I sensed the warmth of His love and approval flowing into my very being.  Then the blessings (hugs) began.

Four months later I found that I had become very frugal and was a much better money manager.  When bills came due, God directed situations that supplied whatever was needed, and  He provided unexpected help from various sources and persons.  Every day now I am aware of and very grateful for the many hugs I receive……………All things work together for the good to those who love God (Romans 8:28)

 

Miracles still happen

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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!

Kat

miracles do happen