I often recall King David's words after the death of his infant son: "I will go to him, but he will not return to me" (2 Samuel 12:23). And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.” (Revelation 19:11-14). And yeah, wishing or hoping that we would be reunited with our pets is just wishful thinking. I can’t stop crying please pray for me For our time here, many Christians want to know if we will still love the people we loved, be able to recognize family members, and even get the opportunity to be reunited with the pets that we lost during our lives once God restores the universe to perfection. I am so glad to know our love ones are still with us. Laura also says that as heaven gets closer, pets distance themselves so it is easier for you. Clover was free playing in the flowers and in the green grass. You earned your wings…. I know that time will heal the pain as I have had other pets to send back to our creator after he granted then their time on earth. When You Struggle to Balance God’s Need to Judge Sin with His Love, How to Pick a Fight: What the Word of God Says About Choosing Your Battles Wisely, Biblical Solutions to Your Everyday Problems. There is … The grief we felt was deep, and I have been comforted by the knowledge that they will be perfectly resurrected and that we will have our pets in the next life. He was a stray when we took him in. Hi Robert – I hope (a confident expectation) you DO get another dog, I know the need is great and you have so much love to give – there is no question that love is not the answer to, and they would be lucky to have you in their lives. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. Do animals have a soul? For instance, you can’t restore someone’s 1977 Cadillac, or make it “new”, by giving them a different car. I’ve have searched for the answer and after reading this article, I have hope that I will see all my precious pets again. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of all its beautiful colors. I can just see them waiting patiently for me to get there. Nevertheless, we can say that because we’ll all be united to God in heaven, we’ll also be united to our loved ones. Idk what he saw. My precious yellow tabby suddenly got sick a week ago. As Alcorn writes, “If we believe God is their Creator, that He loves us and them, that He intends to restore His creatures from the bondage they experienced because of our sin, then we have biblical grounds for not only wanting but expecting that we may be with them again on the New Earth.” If God started everything off with different types of animals and creatures living among us, then I believe He will end it the exact same way He started it – with all of these different kinds of animals and creatures still living among us. I loved her so much. In other words, if God started everything off with us having different kinds of animals on our earth, then He will end it with us having these same kinds of animals in the New Heaven and New Earth. It appears that in heaven, we will all be adults without sickness, deformity, pain, or suffering since Revelation 21:4 says, In the same way, we will all be given the same type of body Jesus has been given, a new glorified, spiritual, physical, flesh-and-bone body with no blood in it. I prayed fervently for her to pull through. So each day they run and play until the day comes  Regardless of the heartache I felt. She fought back and had a great life. Thank you, my darling girl, for the love and devotion you gave to everyone, but especially to me, during your short time here on this earth. However, this might not rule out the possibility. It’s the final act of love for our beloved pets. Growing up I was always told that they don’t have souls and Jesus didn’t die for them, so the answer was always no. I believe some of us on that day, or very soon after, may also “bark the victory”. when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! 2The Lord said…6Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household…9 Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering…30…Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins. To be with God and the people and animals that we love, with no more death would be Heaven. Again, there are no specific verses answering this question directly. Then they could have given him the final shot to end his suffering. No matter what you went through, I’m devastated and being in this house with her not here feels empty, even with our 3 other fur babies. Just remember that God, who can’t lie, has promised it will all be A-OK one day. I lost my my cat of 17 years 2 weeks ago to lymphoma also. I agree with you. President Russell M. Nelson “Truly, that blessed night more than two millennia ago was a night made holy by the birth of One who was foreordained to bring peace to this earth and to inspire good will among men ( Luke 2:14 ). This is so beautiful. That is a fantastic perspective which I’ve never considered. I had to put my shih tzu (furby)to sleep. But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. I can’t believe He would withhold from me the desire of my heart which is to see her, hold her, play with her, and snuggle and cuddle with her again. Then Even as expecting as we were, I was still shocked when she laid back down with us all standing around, and took her last breathe. I loved him so much. Sissy looked after our other shih-tzu who was born special. - the main character died and went into the Spirit World and was greeted by his dog. However, they do not require a savior. Whenever heaven is described, though it may be in highly imaginative language, it is a place where animals seem to be present. Your wealth is based on the animals or Gods creation’s you took care of on earth. God also gets the glory because the animals will be there who will we thank God of course the glory will be His. It just doesn’t make sense. We’ve know for about 2 months our Sammie was terminal, but her quality of life was still good up until Christmas Eve night. It brings comfort and hope to me and so many others. She to was abused as a puppy she was thrown from a car and I was able to save her from getting hit. - Mrs. S.J. You will not spend eternity with your loved pets, but you will have an opportunity to briefly reunite with them and later to revisit your experience with them. Subscribe to Angels on Earth magazine here. I believe I received the answer to my prayer. So who is to say that God could not do the exact same thing with any of our pets so they will be able to live with us in heaven and then eventually in the New Heaven and New Earth for all of eternity? We learn a few things about the nature of animal life from the scriptures. When I sat down, he would come sit in my lap. God has also promised he “will make them to lie down safely” in the last days (Hosea 2:18). We have just lost our dog to Cancer and the love she had to the end and where did that Love come from? The key phrase in the second verse is “because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Does the word “creation” also include all of the living animals and creatures God has ever created? The first thing to grab a hold of on this question is that there were definitely animals and various types of living creatures in the first environment that God had created for Adam and Eve. So don’t hurt, for God will wipe away your tears and restore all your companions for the rest of time. At noon the next day her pain ended. Here is the verse that will prove this to you: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; … and the lion shall eat straw like the ox, the nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. A police report was filed and the perpetrator never found. Shaggy raised his little head up and was looking around. Just as Jesus had to be totally sinless to be able to be a sacrifice for us. The question of whether our pets go to heaven requires an examination of the natures of animals, of humans, and of God. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; and the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways made smooth; and. I’m still mourning the passing of my pets and it’s been years already. At high doses intravenously, it was not only destroying cancer cells, but increasing quality of life. But After six months later I felt such a void. He relayed something interesting to me that Atheists tend to agree on, and it’s not that they don’t believe in God. Take comfort in the truth that if you know Christ and are trusting Him for your salvation, some day you will be reunited with those who have gone to Heaven before you. The best we can do down here is to put all of the Scripture verses together on this topic and then make our own speculative guess as best we can, and then we will see who was right on this issue once we all enter into heaven. If our pets will be resurrected or not, we just cannot say for sure. He had a form of canine dementia and went in small circles all the time and kept falling down.He finally wouldn’t sleep or eat but wanted to do his circling. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. If she had told me he wouldn’t make it, I would have had them give him a sedative and he would have fell asleep in my arms. Acts 3:21 (KJV) says: May Allah reward you with the best of rewards. What he told me was that “my” God is perfect and that for heaven to be completely perfect it must go in reverse order to come back to the start. Our dearest friend, Toby, almost 13 Golden, said good bye on April 20, 2020. We lost our baby girl name Pepper Sundsy morning at 03:55 while racing to the emergency animal hospital. I pray God would let me hold Sissy just one more time even if not for eternity; but if not I am so grateful for everyday He let me have her and care for her. I know that when my times comes, and I am in the presence of my beloved Heavenly Father he will restore all of my lost beloved pets unto me, and I will be with them all again forever! prayers for you and your furbaby Misha!! Many people are attached to their pets. Our own research conducted over these past 45 years has convinced us that just as there is life after death for humans, so also do our pets have some form of existence on the other side. Version. I pray Jesus blesses each one of us with his peace the surpasses all human understanding until our Lord calls us home. Yes, you will, and they can even be your ‘greeters” when you cross over into the Spirit World. I never really thought about it till our 15 yr old shih-tzu was killed tragically on October 2nd, 2019 and for the first time as a Christian I to looked for the answer. Don’t ever feel guilt about that. I’m sure he enjoys those whom he created as much if not more than we do. I believe God gave you this chance to say goodbye one last time and not letting your dog just die on the cold road alone. In Leviticus 16: below (different verses in 16) Like so many questions the answer does jump out from the Bible pages this one doesn’t, but there are two things I know; God says, “There are no tears in heaven.” and God always has our best interest. I feel he suffered for two days and died alone while I was asleep. In my grief today, this hope of being reunited with my beloved dogs is no small part of the hope I have for the future restoration God has promised His children. the way we love our pets is only a fraction of God's love for us. I fully understand your pain. God knew I was making myself suffer along with her. — not even a better, brand new 2019 Cadillac. I know that heaven will be perfect, but I can’t help wanting Bob to get to go there too. My mother always said she was her granddog and my sister referred to herself as Aunt Brandi when she’d love on Sammie. I think He will give me MY dogs back and they will only be “new” in the same sense I will be “new” — in a glorified body that will never get sick or die. Jesus please take my baby to heaven. I truly believe I will see her again as will her pasture mate. And God saw that it was good. For a printable version of the Rainbow Bridge poem click here . I had a coworker many many years ago who was an Atheist that asked me if I believed in God. We here at Rainbows Bridge have been asked these questions often. For our time here, many Christians want to know if we will still love the people we loved, be able to recognize family members, and even get the opportunity to be reunited with the pets that we lost during our lives once God restores the universe to perfection. There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. He was my daughters dog,but for circumstances she left him with me and he became my little friend and constant companion and he and I were only separated for about 4 days in the 17 yrs we were together. Angels on Earth editor-in-chief Colleen Hughes shares a story of a man and his cat who meet again across the 'Rainbow Bridge'. I rushed her to emergency hospital where she stayed a week. But today, I could never be restored or given restitution, not in any sense that would matter one bit to me, by being given a different dog. Have you seen the movie “What dreams may come”? He slept by my side every night. Pets can also have a wonderful unifying influence in families. We live you Pepper, that will never ever stop till we all are REUNITED once again this for all eternity. They were so lucky to have you in their lives. my opinion is yes our animals will be with us, God wants us happy and loves us. it also states we both have the breath of life (spirit). I believe when everything is all finally said and done, we will be made perfectly happy and whole by the Lord. Here is the verse: “Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” (2 Kings 2:11). As we all know, the final ending for us as Christians will be God the Father forming out a New Heaven and a New Earth after the 1000 year millennial reign of Jesus has ended. Not only do I know for certain that we ALL get our wonderful companions back, I will leave you off with something nobody tends to understand about heaven. Surely that means He will see to it that we are reunited with ALL our loved ones, INCLUDING our pets 8 9. Just lost my beautiful puppy and your words are very healing. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I just lost my oldest and best friend, Bobby, this morning. The vet said he must really love you all. Perhaps one additional thought- God Isobel and love lasts forever. And not only does this include the human race, but it also incudes “every living creature” that is on our earth. I think the possible “tell” on all of this is the “pattern” that God has been operating on since He had created Adam and Eve and our entire world. Used by permission. Here is the Rainbow Bridge in its entirety, for you to remember all your pets who’ve gone from this world into the next, and to read aloud to the ones who are probably right this minute sitting at your feet or on your lap, or stepping lightly over your keyboard, even watching you from an aquarium or perch nearby. Shop Now, Follow the Guideposts special series, Overcoming Addiction Visit Now. You may be asking what this has to do with our pets? Mr. Graham, you probably get this question a lot, but do you think we will be reunited with our pets in Heaven? All rights reserved. Pets don’t have hateful intent so nothing to repent for. The house is so quite now. He cares about our relationships and heartaches. the word clearly states people and animals have souls. I know that the Lord will restore our pets unto us because He himself told me so. The Bible does not clearly state whether we will see our pets again in heaven, but Scriptures suggests the presence of animals in heaven. When my husband is away, my dogs are a great comfort and company for me. Told him how much I loved him. So special. I felt like God woke me up and grabbed me by the face and was saying, please, just trust me!! Get ready to play detective on this, as the Bible tells us in Proverbs 25:2 that it is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of a king to search out a matter. And at the same time, I felt guilty for feeling like I was just giving up on her. I just knew I couldn’t bare to see her like that anymore, But I couldn’t make the decision. All you need do is but ask, and they shall be restored unto thee.” When I heard those words spoken to me in my dream I stopped crying, and then I awoke. She suffered terribly with extreme contractions and seizures. Our pets ate such an incredible source of love that, yes, in agreement with the other points you mention , they may well be there with us. The Shepherd named Prince had great spiritual significance to me. I just went over to Amazon and saw quite a number of books saying there are biblical evidence that animals do go to heaven. to being reunited with our departed spouse in Heaven only to later find out that some interpretations of Matthew 22:23-30 indicate that since Christ told the Sadducees in Matthew 22:30 that there will be “no marriage” or “giving in marriage” in the resurrection we have no hope of continuing our loving relationship with our departed spouse in eternity. She was 14 1/2. However, even though Adam and Eve and everyone to follow after them lost this original perfect paradise that God had set up for them, God still keeps all of these living creatures on our earth. The lord really works in mysterious ways. Still by my side, and at my feet every minute of the day…just as you have for many years…like you’d never go away….From the day we knew out time was short, you never missed a beat. While Gracie found a stick to gnaw, I said a little prayer that God would indeed admit our furry friends into paradise. I kept looking for him and searching for him. I’ll live the rest of my life with the guilt I could have helped him leave this world in dignity and feeling loved. Revelation 21:5 says: My heart is broken. The way they were created, how different they all look, how they all have different personalities, and how they all add that extra element of love and surprise into our lives. No matter what happened, she would be at home! For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. So what does the Bible have to say on this issue? Animals have their lives in … Which was I supposed to do? This world will just never be right until Jesus returns, will it? In fact, I believe that people should take lessons on how we should treat each other from observing animals. You both were blessed to have had each other. Amen. Again, if God did not think the animals and living creatures He had created at the beginning were important, He would have never had Noah put them on the boat to save and preserve them. He knew I needed him to make the one decision I couldn’t make. The question of whether our pets go to heaven requires an examination of the natures of animals, of humans, and of God. Question: Will we know our loved ones in heaven, especially our family and friends? You came into my life, at 7 weeks old and crawled into the deepest part of my heart and showed me that I needed you more than you needed me…. Scripture taken from New King James He would look to the left and to the right. I prayed very hard that God would let her make it and that the IV vitamin C would be the healing for her I’d been praying for. She became extremely fatigued, very confused, and struggled with her breathing. He licks and kisses your face again and again -  My dog Sage, was accidentally hit by me at home at night I didn’t see her, she was drag a little under the truck they I heard her cry I stop and scream calling my dog she was still alive ,i took her to the emergency Vet and they sew her legs that was tore ,the Vet said she would be find and give pain meds to take home.I couldn’t sleep tears in my eyes and guilt that haunts me inside.she was in pain the next day she wasn’t right i then headed to the Vet again before I got to our main road she die in front of me ,I gave CPR to no evail but she was gone ,her stomach area was fell of blood and some came out of her. You smell them. But getting my dogs back 100% fits the picture I have of my loving Father in heaven. Robert ~ You have stated the EXACT thing of what I feel. As I cried in my dream, I suddenly heard the most beautiful voice I have ever heard come out of nowhere. Thank you for these stories. And when God the Father then comes down upon our earth, He will be bringing with Himself the city of the New Jerusalem which is up in heaven right now. We both filled a void of not having her with us everyday. Clairalience is possible, even after you've cleaned the carpet, the floors, and the … If you received your Angels issue already, you saw that the opening piece, called “Across the Rainbow Bridge,” is about the reunion of a man and his beloved cat. I needed to hear this as I come near the end with my heart and soul on earth. How do we know this? I totally believe my pets will be with me in heaven. So if our pets Love they are apart of God and i don’t think He would forget any of His vunerable loving innocent creation that gives out Love to his children. No, I can’t point to any specific verse and say it proves that I will, beyond any shadow of a doubt, get my dogs back. I finally knew it was time to let him go.It was the hardest thing I had to do. They are one of our children, I do not believe that God would separate us from them in Heaven. After seeing him suffer I made the decision if I loved him. God created them just as He did us. I ask him to send angels to get my baby and I truly believe he did. In other words, the last person to die would be the first to be judged and enter until we arrive at Able since he was the first of us humans to arrive there and start the line to eternity. All of us will die; even our beloved animals are not exempt. 2. We know that people in heaven have lots of feelings – all good ones. For instance, we know that animals have “living souls” from God, who “breathed into them the breath of life” (see Moses 3:19). Our dog died recently after almost 15 years, and I just can't imagine being happy in Heaven unless he is with us. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. This is true for our pets as well as the many wild animals that also go to the Other Side, where there are vast herds roaming about. 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