May 14, 2011

Sunday Scripture...

I went looking for scripture to support seeing our beloved pets again in Heaven. I believe that we will be reunited - not only with all the loved ones who went before - but also with all of the pets who made our lives joyful here on earth.

"The Bible does not give a definitive answer on the question of whether we will see our pets in heaven, but it does say, "... with God, all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)" That's good enough for me. I found also this story to share with you.

I like the story about the elderly widow whose beloved little dog died after fifteen faithful years. Distraught, she went to her pastor.

"Parson," she said, tears streaming down her cheeks, "the vicar said animals have no souls. My darling little dog Fluffy has died. Does that mean I won’t see her again in Heaven?"

"Madam," said the old priest, "God, in his great love and wisdom has created Heaven to be a place of perfect happiness. I am sure that if you need your little dog to complete your happiness, you will find her there." (Jack Zavada Click here to read his article on the subject.)

I hope your Sunday is filled with happiness, rest and the company of those you love - be they people or pets - they make our lives whole.

24 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Sassy Marsha said...

Sweet Donna, I truly believe that our pets are waiting for us and we will be reunited one day.

xxoo
Marsha

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

There are many biblical references to animals in paradise, aka Heaven.

I think Fez will be there, wondering what the heck took ya so long!

Hugs,
Anne

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Dear Donna, you know I believe that our pets will be waiting for us in heaven. They are our family who loved us and are precious to us. Have a blessed Sunday! Twyla

Kris said...

Donna - I beleive with all my heart and soul that our sweet furry friends are waiting for us in Heaven!! Otherwise, Heaven just could not be Heaven!! Glad to hear you are doing better - he sure was a cutie!! Kris

Sunnybec said...

Donna your story reminded me of something that happened years ago. We were visiting Scotland with our Red Setter. We went to a museum but they would not let us in with her so we each went in separate to have a look around. We then went to a small church, my hubby stood outside with our dog and I was going in on my own, the Vicar said "come in come in bring the dog with you"..I was so amazed that she was allowed in church but not in a museum, the Vicar said "why should she not be allowed in, she is one of God's creations just like you" I really hope that I will see all the people I love, including my dogs.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

Beautiful. I love the story. Hope you have a wonderful restful day. I hope to take some photographs for my next post and then I am going to read all afternoon!

xxoo

Carol

Jan M said...

As others have said, Fez is probably waiting for you. In the meantime, he is a pet angel for a dear angel child. Those images were so comforting when our son was small, and a beloved pet was lost. If we were no longer able to love it on earth, he was comforted in knowing it was someone's pet in Heaven. St. Francis of Assissi was extremely fond of animals. Many churches, especially Episcopal, celebrate his feast day with the blessing of pets. God loves all creatures - furry or not, two or four footed.
Happy Sunday!

ImagiMeri said...

Dearest Donna,

Fez is with you now and always.

Love ya'
Meri

Quilt Kitty said...

Beautiful post Donna. Heaven is not possible without our furbabies. I'm just glad my mum will be there to help as my group will be ample & we know how hard it is to herd cats. Thank you. Tracee xx

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Donna~
I do believe too that our precious furbabies will be there waiting for us. We lost our sweet KittyBoy in Nov 2008 and he was the first pet that we had lost. I was devastated and still miss him.
My heart goes out to you.

Wishing you a restful Sunday....

Hugs,
Lynn♥

Marydon said...

Our hearts may be heavy when we lose our beloved pets, but they like human losses, are carried lovingly in our hearts & minds forever. I trust in my mind & heart that god will reunite each of us with all our treasured loves from our lifetime.

Your crocheting is absolutely awesome, Donna. So love the color choices ... just beautiful.

Know that prayers continue for you in your healing.

Love you.

Have a beautiful Sun-day!
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

MosaicMagpie said...

I have often heard, "All dogs go to Heaven". I hope Fez has met my Fred up there!
Deb

Claudia said...

I've never believed that animals have no souls. I think that little idea came from man, not God. It's the same thinking that interprets our 'dominance' over animals as an excuse to hunt and slaughter them.

Personally, I think that one only has to look in the eyes of an animal to know there is a soul, an energy that lives forever.

I believe that our pets never die and that they will be with us forever, my friend.

xo
Claudia

Rettabug said...

Touchingly comforting words, Donna.
Pat Kes for me & hug the handsome guy, too. I'm sure they're missing Fezz, too.

Hugs,
Rett

Createology said...

This is a lovely post. Fezzik will definitely be reunited with you as he knew you to be the best mommy in the world. None of us knows the "master plan" that is our destiny. All the more reason to live fully and faithfully and enjoy every moment we can while we are here. May you have a day of peaceful relaxation...

Carol said...

Hi Donna
Well that's always the question for pet lovers, isn't it. I was raised Catholic and was told that animals did not have a soul so they would not be in Heaven. When I was a VERY young girl I knew and loved our parish priest. He interpreted things a little differently that most. Many of my beliefs today come from the answers he had for my questions. I think that pets have a spirit that lives on and we WILL be reunited with them in some other realm. Possibly I believe that for just the same reason stated in the Parable.
Much Love
Carol

Quiltin' Sandy said...

A lovely and comforting message, Donna We have churches here in our city that have an annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. One year we took our sweet dog Tilly ( Matilda- who we lost suddenly in 2007) to Christ Church Cathedral. The service was just beautiful, there were dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, sheep, a donkey and even a little boy with his goldfish bowl. At the end of the service, everyone proceeded in line to the altar for their pet to be blessed. Why would God deny animals a place in Heaven? after all He created them., and I believe that animals DO have a soul, a pure and loving one. And DOG is GOD spelled backwards. :) hugs from Sandy.

Mary said...

I don't know about Heaven, but His word does say the Lamb will lay down with the Lion...I think that's during the thousand year reign...so one might believe that there will be animals in Heaven, including our precious pets.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My Yes Donna, I truly believe without a doubt that our doggies will join us in Heaven! There is no way God created something so wonderfully unselfish and perfect and did not have an Eternal plan in mind... Rest easy and know Fezzik is romping with all the other Dogs you've loved before... They are all in Great company...
Big Hugs to you,
Donna

Missie said...

Oh Donna. I've been away from the internet for some time and just now starting to read older posts. I am so sorry for your loss.

I too believe our pets will join us in Heaven. I can't wait to have my only dog lay beside all three of my cats. :)

Betty Lou said...

I hope that my little Bichon, Scruffy, will be waiting for me in heaven. She left this earth at age 17 last October and gave us so much joy.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna honey I have thought of you so often over the past week wondering how you are doing.
This is such a beautiful post and I too believe that in heaven we will have with us our loved ones both family and friends and of course our pets are our best friends.
Love ya
Maggie

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Hello Donna,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear friend Fezzik. Below is a verse that reassured me when I lost my boy Walter a few years ago. I hope it helps your heart to heal.

Rhonda

"In God's hand is the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:9-10

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Ok, I can finally leave a comment. Tried twice, but kept crying. Love you Fezzie.
Auntie shell.

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