Animals--"Farewell" part 2
"I tell you the truth, today
you will be with Me in paradise."
This is not the article I thought I would be writing.
The poster had said, "Our Daddy is moving away, and can't take us
with him. We are good cats who need a home!" In the church
newsletter, I wrote how they were my children, my very heart. They
had been my constant companions for over four years, and now they
needed a new home.
The article I thought I would be writing would be a continuation
of the "Farewell" theme, this one touching on uncertainty. I had a
home for Kasey and Annie--I did not have a home for
Sneezy and Squawker. Time was growing short, and I was beginning to
panic. I had used every weapon in my arsenal--most of all, guilt--and
all to little avail. There were attempts, to be sure: one family took
Squawker in for a few days, and then had to give him back. Others
made offers, but their offers were tentative, reluctant: if you
can't find anyone else
My greatest fear was I would have to
drop them off at the Pound. What indignity. To take my very children,
precious to my heart, and drop them off at the
Pound--terror for them, agonizing uncertainty for me,
and most probably impending death.
The article I thought I would be writing, then, was about saying
"Farewell" in an uncertain situation--saying goodbye to those who do
not know Jesus as their Savior. I was going to implore the reader
not to allow the same outcome I had--leaving friends in
uncertain hands, never quite knowing whether those you loved were in
loving and protecting arms.
then God changed the outcome. God provided an
the cats need not be abandoned to
strangers, the cats could come with me! We would not be
saying "farewell"--we would be embarking, together, on
a new life! Indeed, God allowed me to do the very thing I was going
to implore you to do: to change uncertain outcome to certainty.
When this life is over, there is only one certainty for Salvation:
Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 tells us, "Salvation is found in no one else,
for there is no other Name under heaven given to men by which we must
be saved." Do those most precious to you know Jesus Christ as Lord
and Savior? Rather than agonize over their future,
change uncertainty to certainty: introduce them to
Jesus. 1 John 5:12 - 13 tells us, "He who has the Son has life; he
who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these
things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that
you may know that you have eternal life."
Change uncertainty to certainty. Introduce others to Jesus
Farewell Part 1
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