"Bless the beasts and the children . . . for in this world they have no voice, no choice".
Animals are Special Earth Angels in their own special
way. They offer unconditional love, friendship and loads of joy. In addition, they have guardian Angels just like we do. So,
when you are interacting with your pet, you are interacting with their Angels as well.
Just like us, our pet's souls
go on forever. Quite often, when a pet passes on, their spirits will stay by the side of their loved one still on the earth.
They may even serve as a type of "spirit guide," or "animal guide," watching over us and continuing their unconditional love
Do Animals Go To Heaven?
ECCLESIASTES 3:19-20 Man's
fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath,
man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust and to dust
GENESIS 1:30 and to every
animal of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth on the earth, in which is a living
soul, every green herb for food. And it was so.
ROMANS 8:19-21 For the earnest
expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God, because the creature itself also shall be delivered
from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Job 12:7 and10“Ask the animals, and they will teach you...In God’s hand is the life of every creature,
and the breath of all mankind.”
righteous man cares for the needs of his animal.” ( Not many people think of measuring righteousness by this standard.
The Eyes of God
by George Anderson
Every once in a blue moon somebody will save a letter
for me to read when they feel it would be of interest--the content or the message. This letter was a little troubling,
only because of the way it started--"This may sound dumb, but....". No matter how hard I try to convince people
when you are dealing with a world you cant see, feel or understand, NO question is dumb. But what bothered me about
this letter was the question the woman thought might be dumb--she wanted to know if pets are loved enough by God to see life
I looked very carefully at the neat, carefully written
letter, and noticed something I didnt see immediately--there were small dots over the letter where the ink ran. The
ink ran because the letter was dotted with tears. I promise myself every time I read a letter like this that I will
not call, and every time I read a letter like this I call. I cant help myself--I am a pet lover too. If anything
I called only to offer condolences. When I called the woman was very surprised but very polite, telling me it was wonderful
that I took the time to call over something that wasnt as big a deal as many of the other people who write. I had to
beg to differ with her--I told her that her grief was just as important and painful as anybody else's, and the reason why
I called is because many people dont feel that way. "You are right", she told me, "There arent many people I can confide
to about such profound grief over a cat. She may have only been a cat, but she was my baby. She was all I had.
I just hope that God feels the same way about her."
Maybe you need to be a pet owner to understand this,
but the souls in the hereafter are very specific about pets on the earth. They call them the "eyes of God" on
the earth, and if you share your life with a pet you know exactly what they mean. No matter what the circumstance, no
matter what their history, pets never lose the capacity to love without condition, and to willingly accept whatever is thrown
at them in this existence. Even through abuse, torture, neglect and indifference, pets learn to love the very people
who mistreat them, and never lose the ability to trust another human being again. They are a source of eternal light
and love on the earth--the closest that we will ever come to the Infinite Light on the earth. But why dont more people
realize this? because they cannot speak for themselves, and because as humans we think we have power over them.
I have warned people in books and also in seminars that
the hereafter considers cruelty to animals much worse offense than cruelty to another human being. Because they are
often smaller and have to rely on instincts rather than education to get by in life, the energy, love and light they exude
is cherished by the Infinite light, who sends pets to the earth to teach us what is possible through love and hope.
Where people fall apart in difficult circumstances, animals seem to thrive. We as a culture, with our arrogance and
pride, do not yet recognize that. That is, unless you are graced with a pet in your life.
In answer to the woman's question, pets are welcomed
home to the hereafter every bit as much as their human counterparts--even more so, because they fully complete the job they
have been sent here to do--to remind us that love is enduring, and that the eyes of God are always on the earth
"Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think
they are wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, even
things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God"