Monday, 31 December 2012

Another Treasure In Heaven

There are some times in life that are extremely difficult to cope with, and the death of a dear loved one has to be the hardest. It is with a very heavy heart that I am led to write one more blog before the end of this year, which I had not expected to have to write: Our dear beloved pet rabbit, "Honey", died Saturday 29th December.


Honey Having A Cuddly Moment With Me

Close Up Of The Cuddly Moment
For those who have been following this blog a number of years, you may even recall the blog I made when she came to live with us. I cannot stress enough how much she has filled our lives since that time. As I suffer with M.E. and do not get out much, Honey became a constant companion for me, because she lived upstairs where I used to rest or write when I could. In fact, apart from my wife, I would say I spent more time with Honey than anybody else in the last few years. And my wife and I would always sit with her in the evening watching TV or reading from around 6.00 p.m. until we went to bed. It's hard to express just how friendly and intelligent Honey was, but you always felt you were fully involved with each other's affections and truly bonded.

In the morning, she would run around the bed and get my wife up for breakfast, and then come over for love and attention before everybody was eventually up and she could then settle down in "her spot" until evening came around again.

I know it may be hard for some people to understand this relationship we had with her, but I hope there are some who recognise exactly what I am saying. For if you do, then you know the kind of love I am talking about, being expressed in such a way that only such a loving creature can.

While we are in much pain now, my wife, Jennifer and myself cling to our Lord, Jesus Christ, and His words of promise of the new earth in Revelation 21:

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 21:4 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. 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."


Honey Jumped On The Bed Looking For Us


4 comments:

Eguintir Eligard said...

All animals go to heaven, not just dogs. For the rabbit, it's a carrot paradise.

Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa) said...

Hi E.E.

We know that God has all good for those that love Him. This world is only a shadow of things to come! And I have already experienced great blessings from Him through the likes of our beloved pets, including Honey.

Lance.

Master Changer said...

Lance, I'm so sorry to hear about Honey.

I never had companion animals in my life until my wife and I got our dog about a year and a half ago. She has added so much to our lives since we brought her home. Not all of it has been easy but all of it has been worthwhile. I cannot imagine having to part from her (she is only 2.5 y.o. so hopefully that will not be for a long time).

So I feel your pain, Lance. I'm sorry that I cannot offer more than that.

Best,
MC

Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa) said...

Hi MC,

Your words are welcome, as people who recognise the sorrow and pain one feels does help.

As you can see from my post, my wife and I believe we will see Honey again on the New Earth - according to our faith. I know there are some Christians who may not believe this, but we do. And a key verse from the bible that helps us here is Romans 8: 18-23, which speaks of "the creatures being delivered from bondage of pain and death" when man is set free from sin and the New Earth is restored.

When the time comes for your pet, which I hope will not be for many years for you, remember this verse and take comfort. Believers will see their pets again, of this I have hope.

Lance.