Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?
Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
Hello Illustrated Faith friends! Today I am Illustrating my Faith in a different way. I want to share a memorial shadow box I created using The Genesis Kit and Bella Blvd products. I created this as a memorial for my beloved dog that we recently had put to sleep. I want to share my heart and some things God has revealed to me through this grieving process.
I truly feel that there is no better earthly example of unconditional love than being loved by a dog. It reminds me of how God loves us so much. There is nothing we can do to make him crave our returned affection any less.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I know many have experienced pet loss. This is my first time experiencing this and it is truly heart wrenching. It makes sense that we become attached to our animals. After all, we are created in the image of God and God cares for all of his creatures!
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
My dog, Chloe, was the first creature on the face of the earth that ever truly needed me. I feel adopting her was a calling of God. In Genesis God gives us dominion over the animals of the earth. I felt led to rescue a dog from the pound and an abused litter of pups were all available for adoption at that time. God gave me 11 wonderful years with her. God used my dog to teach me! She taught me about unconditional friendship and loyalty. God used her to teach me patience in the puppy years! He used her to help comfort me during hard times. He used her to give me a smile when her toes tapped on the wood floors.
Fill the earth and subdue it.
Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air
and over every living creature
that moves on the ground.
Friends, we can be confident that God cares about our animals even more than we do. I know He loved my Chloe and He is caring for me during my time of grief. If you are feeling grief today I pray that the Holy Spirit is interceding for you and that you will feel the peace and comfort of the Holy, Living God.
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