WAF-lenten-seriesDeath of a Dog by Bob Hamilton

Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength

I lost a sweet dog today named Cadet. She didn’t survive a needed surgery and has left a big hole in my heart and to those that love her. Now, I have a needed surgery for my heart that only God can mend. The Pope, St Francis, recently said that all animals (dogs) will go to heaven. The same faith that I have for Christ is the same faith that I have that the Pope is right on this specific thought even though I’m not Catholic. I have the same anticipation that I will see my loved ones in heaven as well as my beloved animals. What can mend a broken heart? Our faith in the love of Christ is the correct answer which brings joy. Am I grieving? Yes, but only for a short while because I will begin shortly to look forward to seeing my sweet Cadet again.