Didn't we just do this?
Wednesdays sure do roll around quickly these last days of summer.
We are about to enter one of my favorite months, September,
the month I like to refer to as the Gateway to Autumn.
And it's almost my birthday and I feel greatly blessed to still be among the living...
...although I think I've aged about 10 years since my last one. 😒
It's also time for Terri's Wednesday Medley...
Terri has been just a tad preoccupied for the past couple of days.
She now has a brand new knee!
Sending much love and prayers to you, dear Terri!
May you have a quick and complete recovery, sweet friend.
By the way, if you feel as good as your Facebook photo looks like you do,
then praise the Lord!
There are no Medley questions today...
...it's up to us to share a bit about a beloved fur baby (or babies) that have passed on.
So today, August 28, is a day set aside to remember these beloved pets...
...or more specifically, passed over the Rainbow Bridge.
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - August 28
|from the web|
It's a comforting thought to believe this is what really happens when a pet dies, isn't it?
There are many thoughts and beliefs out there as whether we will see them again in heaven.
Since I am not a Bible scholar, I don't have a clear answer, only what I hope to be true.
We are told in the scriptures that heaven will be filled with all things wonderful.
There are many places online to search for answers on this topic but until we get there,
we will just have to wait and see, won't we?
I did, however, find this Q & A on the Billy Graham Evangelical Association site
and I really thought it answered the question well.
Q: Will there be animals in heaven?A: God has a special reason and place for each of His created beings. Animals, too, have a purpose in God’s creation. Man, as the highest order of creation, has been given dominion over the animal kingdom (Genesis 1:26-28).
We believe that animals were intended for man’s enjoyment and use. The Bible itself does not indicate that there is life after death for animals. It may be that God’s purpose for animals is fulfilled on this earth. However, if animals would make us happier in heaven, surely there will be a place for them there.
Some Bible interpreters have called attention to Isaiah’s description of the peace of God’s future kingdom where he says that “the wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox” (Isaiah 65:25). Heaven will lack nothing that is good and that will bring glory to God.
So animals, in general, most likely will be there...but will we see or recognize our pets?
Only our Creator knows the answer to that question.
Although it's a comforting thought to believe that we will see our beloved pets in heaven,
I also know that if that is not going to happen, I won't be sad.
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Over the years, we have lost several pets, be it by old age or getting hit by a car.
The latter is a most heartbreaking experience.
|Our sweet boy, Hunter|
But it was when we lost our precious Hunter in 2015, that was most devastating.
It was quite sudden and completely unexpected,
the night before we were to fly to Florida for a vacation.
I wrote about it on my blog and you can read about it here if you like.
So now that I'm all sad and everything, I will say goodbye for now.
Oh...I almost forgot...by the time some of you may be reading this post,
I'll be taking one of the best naps (via Propofol) that you could ever have....short but v-e-r-y relaxing.
I am getting my new and improved, long-lasting (so they say) stent this morning.
That's the plan anyway...but y'all know how my plans go. 😏
More excitement is on the horizon but I will share about that later...
...hmm...I wonder what it could be.....???