M.A.P. (15 Oct 2010)
I had a little dog that died
on August 17th. I had him for 9 yrs. & I really expected to
have him at least another 5-6 years. I loved him sooooooooooo
much, I am having a very hard time trying to get over him. He
died very suddenly by bleeding to death in a matter of hours on a
weekend. I never even had a chance to get him to a vet. I
am so devastated by what happened!
I believe that there will be
animals in heaven, and I have always kind of thought that our pets
would be raptured with us when it happened. But I am really
struggling with my Little B's passing away like that & wondering if
he will be in heaven when I get there. I've read stories about
people having near-death experiences and their pets running up to greet
them in heaven.
I also read a post on the Doves recently about a
scripture in Enoch about the animals going to a special place until the
judgment because they will be testifying about the treatment they
received from their owners.
I hope that some of you Doves might
be able to show me some more scriptures, maybe relate a personal story,
that might help reassure me about my little dog.
I've had many,
many pets over the years from childhood to the present, but none of
them were like B.A. He was given to me to "babysit" when my
son-in-law and daughter were gone for about a month. I didn't
want anything to do with the little mutt! But by the time they
got back, he and I were inseparable! It was OBVIOUS that God had
brought him into my life for a purpose. He knew he was mine
alone. And I knew he was mine. My son-in-law was gracious
enough to let me keep him! He survived parvo as a pup. I
got him through that. Then he got me through my son's sudden
death a few years later. Now I am just lost without him.
anyone please help me to understand? God wouldn't give us these
precious little animals in this life and not make some kind of
accommodation for them in the next life, would he? My faith in
the Lord will never be shaken, but if anyone has any answers, I will be
so grateful! Thank you so much for your input.