Suzi (16 Oct
"To MAP re: our furry four legged family"
My heart goes out to you. My beloved cat
Inara came up missing, so I've been in mourning without event the
resolution that comes from their death. I did pray, the day she
disappeared that I'd not see her die. I actually prayed that we could
be raptured together. That night was the last night I saw her. She'd
literally been on my lap all day. Anytime I sat down, she jumped up.
have said all along, if we are going to have 'houses', streets of gold,
a 'new earth'...if the lion will lay down with the lamb...how would we
NOT have those beloved pets?
My daughter has 3 cats who've given
her a shadow of what it's like to be a mom. I reminded her that Adam
had the animals as his companions before he got Eve! I believe that God
gave us these 'furry four legged friends/family' as a 'practice run'
for our relationships with people/spouses/children. It is all a shadow
of what God has for us. We get to feel a bit what he feels for us. We
are given stewardship over those little ones.
Some pains are
hard to shake. I know this. I'm still dealing with mine. Every time I
see a Maine Coon my heart aches. My daughter had a wonder Red Golden
Retriever...she was horribly killed by a train. The trauma is still
very real for her. We live in a small town, and you can hear the train
a few times a day (she wasn't living here then, it's just the sound of
a train that gets her). Every time she sees a Red Golden her heart
Love is love. God wants us to experience it.
Unfortunately the flip side is the pain at the parting. I don't think
God would allow us to have those bonds if they weren't supposed to
Just my thoughts.