Our little test of faith continues for my wife and I. We were supposed to finally get CPS to reconnect us yesterday but the service person left a note pointing out a few other requisites we have to meet before they come again. So after being out of our house 62 days, our test of faith continues. If that wasn’t enough, our beloved Chihuahua, Pewee, passed away possibly during our Wednesday night service. We did not find out until we returned around 11 PMfrom our nightly trip to our home to feed our dogs and pick up our mail. She was just a small little dog but her passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. I buried her yesterday morning in a place in our back yard that gets plenty of sun, something Peewee absolutely loved. Ironically, she came back home before we did. Although my wife and I are heartbroken, God’s grace continues to sustain us and we are well aware that some folks are struggling with a trial far more difficult than ours, perhaps even some of you. God is good; we have no complaints, and the I5 years of happiness and joy Peewee brought us easily outweighs our temporary heartache. Besides, we totally expect to see her again.
On our way to take Pewee to her final earthly resting place, I momentarily begin to think like the people of the world think. I thought, “How can there possibly be enough room in Heaven for our pets, considering the millions upon millions of people who will be there?” Immediately, it was as if the Lord was asking me, “Can there be anything too hard for me? Would Heaven really be Heaven for you if your beloved pets were not there also? “Can any man measure the immensity of my universe? How can you think, therefore, that Heaven’s space can be limited?” Those reminders of God’s greatness and love settled the issue for me. It was enough to lighten up my sad face and cause a smile to break through. There is absolutely nothing to fear or worry about. The same goes for you too, child of God.
God is faithful and He is in control of everything that happens in the lives of His children. Proverbs 16:9 reminds us of this truth: “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Nobody goes through things God does not know about and there are really no accidents our coincidences in life. I’ll repeat something I wrote about recently: “Lets not give our temporary earthly troubles more credit than they deserve.” Because we are in Christ, our earthly woes will soon be past and we can all look forward to some mighty exciting days which may be much closer than we think. Keep looking up!
Memory verse for the week: (Luke 10:27) “And he answering said , Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”