Beyond the Pulpit…
“Our hearts are ever restless until we find our rest in you.”
Last week, we had to put down our beloved dog, Olive. She was part of our world for 13 years.
I know many of you have been through this experience with your beloved critter companion.
It’s distressing when our babies fall ill or have an accident and need to move on.
Everyone grieves differently and there is no blueprint to follow.
You may encounter one who does not understand your sadness, thinking it’s “just a dog or a cat.” However, the pain is the same as losing a two-legged family member or friend, “Every loss passed through my mind and the weight of life was pressing on my chest; I couldn’t breathe.”*
Jesus’ words resonate in my heart, “I have gone to prepare a place for you.”
I believe all of my pets who have moved on from this life are “Running with the Pack in Heaven” and they no longer suffer.
“He had compassion upon them!”
If you are going through the loss of a pet or in the midst of caring for a sick family member, this special edition of Rev. Patty’s Inspiration Station is just for you. Make sure to listen to the accompanying podcast, “Running with the Pack in Heaven.” (see below)…
“If you are caring tenderly for this little one on my behalf, you are caring for me.” (Mt. 18:2)
“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures’ great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.”
The Spirit Speaks…
“Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.”
Breathe in and breathe out…
Into the Garden…
Although my girl has moved on in her journey, I have this beautiful Olive tree in my yard. For the first time, this year, it is bearing fruit. Olive bore fruit in my life by the love she shared with us.
“The ripe fruits in the garden, He made them every one.”
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