Monday, April 07, 2014

Pets in Heaven (in memory of Caesar)


well my dear ones,



Today I went along to the vet with a friend

when he performed the saddest and most

difficult of duties to man’s best friend,

that of saying goodbye to Caesar,

an awesome doggie and a loving friend.


My friend, Jen, a pastor,

was just talking last week

about this very thing,

whether there are pets in heaven,

and she really got me to thinking.


The Bible is crystal clear

that there are animals in heaven;


it even says to preach the gospel,

the good news of eternal life

in heaven,

to every creature:


Later He [Jesus] appeared to the eleven

as they sat at the table;

and He rebuked their unbelief

and hardness of heart,

because they did not believe those

who had seen Him after He had risen. 

And He said to them,

“Go into all the world

and preach the gospel to every creature.”

--- Gospel according to Mark 16:14-15


Why tell them about heaven

unless they were going to be there?


Who among us has not lost a beloved pet?

And who has not wondered,

will we see them again?


For more thoughts on that,

you may find some solace here:



and also here:



I’m no theologian,

but I have to ask myself,

would the God who literally is love,

the God who loves us more than we

can ever possibly believe,

and who wants nothing more

than to share fellowship with us

in heaven,

not deign to make heaven available

to those very animals

who were placed in our lives

that we might better learn how to love?


I pray it be so.


And God, I ask for Caesar

a place in heaven,

and that You hold on to him

until his Daddy can get to see him again.

Thank you!  Amen.



Have a great week. =)


grace, peace, and love to you,




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