I believe animals will be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven. We read in
Isaiah 65:25 that the wolf and the lamb will feed together. That
neither animal or human will cause harm on God's Holy Mountain.
In Romans 8:21-22 we are told that all creation groans as they wait
upon the coming of the Lord. That all creatures will be released into
the glorious times ahead. Psalm 145 says that God loves all His
creation and Luke 3:6 teaches that all flesh will see the salvation of
Animals were meant to live forever according to Psalm 148 5-6 where we
read he issues his command, and they came into being; he established
them forever and forever.
God's care and love extends to even the tiny sparrow according to Luke
12:6 and He has promised that He will restore all living things
according to Acts 3:21.
Because I love my pets so much, I've thought about this alot. As a
christian, it doesn't make sense to me that God would take away
something that is so precious to us. God created them and I know God
loves them more than we do. My heart knows what it knows.
I have 1 cat, and 2 pups. This morning, while I was puttering, I was
singing the song "Blessed Be The Name of The Lord." Suddenly, I noticed
they were following me back and forth, from room to room. So, I sat
down on the couch and continued to sing to them. They all gathered
around my feet, giving me their full attention, making me feel like the
pied piper. The baby of the bunch even gave me a huge, adorable smile.
It really tickled me.
Since I have two friends who have recently lost their precious pets,
this experience inspired me to share this thought. It was said to me by
my vet when my Angel pup passed away. It brought me so much comfort and
continues to comfort me today.
He said, "For an animal, passing into the next life is the next natural
process for them. Unlike humans they already know their creator. For
them, it is not a decision they have to make." (Thank
you Dr. Goodwin.)
If you have recently experienced the heartbreak of losing your precious
pet, I pray these scriptures and thoughts bring comfort to your
Don't think of him as gone away
His journey's just begun;
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
That we could know, today,
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so very much.
Midi: "My Heart Sings"
Used with permission
Written and copyright by Bruce