“OH YES! HIS NAME IS SPIKE.”
I went to put down the foot of my recliner, carefully avoiding bumping my little dog Spike. But he wasn’t there.
Yesterday he passed away. 14 years ago a young neighborhood boy stood by my roommate’s car with his dirty-face little sister. At the end of a short red leash he held a wiggly little white and brown soft-haired puppy with floppy ears and a waggy tail. The boy’s head was turned down. He stared at the sidewalk and barely muttered, “My dad won’t let me keep him. We already have two dogs. Ma’am, could you take him?” That’s when I came over. We agreed to take the puppy. As the boy and his sister clasped hands and started to walk away, I asked, “Oh by the way, does he have a name?” The boy straightened right up, “Oh yes! His name is Spike.”
We miss him so much. He remained a happy, sweet wiggly dog with a smile on his face his whole life.
I’ll get past this, but for now I’m just sad, walking around in kind of a daze. Yesterday the Lord said to my roommate, “I am even concerned about EVERY sparrow.” Wow, God created even the most insignificant little birds out of love and cares about them too.
It will be great to see Spike again one day, in a place where there is no more death and no more sorrow.
“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. Be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create. The voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 65:17-19 and 25).
Rev 21:4-5 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
Thanks for your prayers.
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