A BIBLICAL VIEW of the loss of a pet

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A BIBLICAL VIEW of the loss of a pet.

"The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart." Psalm 34:18
"Cast... all your care upon Him, for He careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7
"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Revelation 21:4

We pray you will find comfort during your time of heartache, through your faith in God and one day you may see your precious pet again. Since everything on earth is a picture or pattern of things in Heaven, then God's eternal home must certainly be filled with these loyal friends. Also, during the millennial reign of Christ, the earth will be filled with tame and beautiful animals of all descriptions.

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox." Isaiah 11:6-7

The Bible does not specifically state anything concerning animals being taken to Heaven upon death. However, since God promises that He will not withhold any good thing from those who love Him, there is the possibility that a simple request to the Savior could make petitions for our pets a fulfilled request instantaneously.

"...No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11
"...How much more shall your Father which is in Heaven give good things to them that ask Him?" Matthew 7:11
"If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." John 14:14
"Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven." Luke 6:23
"For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37

There are multitudes whose beloved pets have gone the way of all flesh and died. God is able to bring them back from dust and ashes as simply as He does humans when the dead in Christ rise.

"The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord., Wherefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

However, should this be so, their restoration would probably occur only after believers arrived and requested their pets.
Having the animals we loved with us in Heaven would not be because of salvation, (which is a spiritual experience), but because our requests produced God's recreation or restoration of our faithful, loving, and loyal furry friends.

"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Let's all be there!

(Some of the above has been adapted from an article by Rexella Van Impe)
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