Friday, February 27, 2009

Thinking Girl, Friday,, What are your thoughts on Heaven?

I havent done thinking girl in awhile...because I wasnt really thinking about anything worth posting...BUT...I've got something now. 2 days ago I was listening to a radio station I came upon with 3 pastors answering call in questions from folks across the U.S. I dont normally listen to stuff like this because honestly, I am very weary of radio preachers, or tv preachers. Anyhow,,,I drive alot for my job so I thought I would just listen a bit. A caller called in and stated she has pets, dogs and that she loves them like her children and was wondering if when they die,,will they join her in heaven? The pastors began answering her,,,and one of them finally says...Well, No, I'll you why, First of all they have no souls, or spirits, and 2nd of all,,,God has something much richer and better for you planned, when you get to heaven. I was appalled...I was literally like--this is why I dont listen to you ninkempoops! First thing that comes to my mind is this.....God is MY father--all of our's father...and any of that have had children know how a parent feels about his child. We want to give them what they want--what makes them happy....do you NOT think God wants to do this for anymore for us??? His children....2nd of all but probably more important---that pastor basically just told that call in that her pets were not special in Gods eyes and they surely werent very meaninful because God is going to give her something "richer and better". Who the heck is he to say that? To many of us---our fur children are like our flesh and blood children. I did get a feeling inside my spirit and I beleive this is my self protection that I get directly from God...that this simply wasnt true. That yes...our pets will be with us again...God created them to give us joy and companionship here--he knows how our hearts become so entwined with our pets...and in many places of the Bible--there is talk of animals...Obviously God himself has a need and love for animals.

Which NOW brings me to think about heaven! By the way I did continue to listen to the 3 Stooges (pastors) and some of what they said was ok--and some was just..well the ole preaching stuff that I think drives alot of folks away. What do you think heaven is? Do you think we will sit around and bow at Gods feet all the time and sing praises to him? Do you think we will have jobs...similar things here that we have on Earth but no sin, no pain, no tears? I have no idea..but I do know this--I would love to experience life--without the pain, worry, sin, greed, wars, death, illness...I would love to sleep in the open,,surrounded by those I cared about here...and walk hand in hand with my creator and talk to him and gain knowledge of all the Why's I've had while here??? Yes I want to worship him for giving me all the gifts of life he has--my children, my marriage, my material gifts--and most of all even my pains of life... I truly didnt mind my pains because they made me who I am today. Walking thru fires...does something to us.

I hope that heaven allows us our creative sides, our joy and laughter...ideally like i said--just like here--but without all the stains of sin. When you really think about our afterlife--what do you hope and think its going to be? What about our partners? Now I wouldnt mind spending the enternity with Baldyman,,with breaks of course--lol...but I'm thinking more of those who are widowed young...of course in their lifetime they have loved possibly a couple of partners...who would you be with? It does make sense to me that we wont be aligned with our partners because of this reason---but that we would know each other and know what we had here on Earth. I'm interesting in all of your hopes and wonders about heaven...even fears if you have them. I normally dont post on weekends--so have a great weekend everyone and please leave me your thoughts on this!

9 Thanks for your comments!:

squawmama said...

Here are my thoughts Dawnie... Are we all not God's creatures... All will go to heaven... Enough said... Love ya

HUGS,
Donna

Joy said...

Dawn, I think that there is a distinct possibility that there will be a place for animals in heaven. God certainly took plenty of care and thought in the creating of them, so it would seem logical. :O)

Cynthia said...

Oh Dawnie,
That's a tough one. I do think there will be animals in heaven, for all of us to enjoy. You have been doing some deep thinking. I'm like you, in my car a lot and listening to some strange fellows sometimes. LOL, Have a great week-end, Cindy

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Dawnie, I hate to admit it but I wasn't in a mood to "think" yesterday so I didn't click on your post. I'm sorry I waited! This is a great question. The Stooge was full of baloney. You can't convince me that dog's don't have souls, they are not just stupid animals. My dog has more personality than a whole lot of people I have met in my lifetime. People who have had near death experiences have said that they saw their pet during their brief time in the bright light of heaven.
I saw pish posh to that radio reverend.

Dawnie said...

Silly, ohh dont be feeling bad about not posting..this is a pretty intense and heartfelt question for many of us. So many have different views and its quite personal. I think the older I get, its on my mind more because we know our time is knocking. And when we question what happens to what we love and know--it can be quite painful to think about.

once in a blue moon... said...

oy, too loaded of question for me, but my animals are very real to me and see their little souls very clearly...

just wanted to tell you i loved playing with the dolphins~

JyLnC said...

Hi Dawnie - What a serious question. I don't know the answer but if our pets are not in heaven I hope it won't bother us because we will have a different perspective. I'm sure there will be animals but I'm not sure if they will be our beloved pets.

I still wonder about the first and second wives and husband scenario since my dad remarried after my mother passed away. I guess we're suppose to recognize each other but not have the same earthly relationships. I hope the same is true for pets.

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rosemarie said...

i believe that god made us and all the other creatures in the world..i know in my heart god loves us all ,and when we all meet in heaven,we will be joined together as brothers and sisters,dogs and cats etc...

Nana Net said...

Dawn, sorry to be so late posting. But YES--all animals do go to Heaven. BS on that so called preacher saying otherwise!
For me my fur babies are a great source of comfort & joy in my life. Everyone of them that I have had, have been. And I TRULY BELIEVE, they will be waiting for me up at the Pearly Gates when it is my time to go!