By: Stan Popovich
In life we lose a few pets and it is very tough to get over.
Anyone who loses a pet knows how difficult it can be. People comfort you, but the grief doesn’t go away. What can you do other than talk to a grief counselor and find ways to manage your grief? I took a different route.
I interviewed many priests and ministers before I published my managing fear book. I also did much research about dying since many people are afraid of death.
Based on my research and interviews over the years, I personally believe with great certainty that if I believe in God and go to Heaven I will see my beloved pets along with my loved ones.
Many people will say that animals do not go to heaven. Here are some reasons why I disagree.
As Christians we are taught God is all-powerful and can do anything he wants and that God controls Heaven and Earth. I believe that God has the power to have a special place in heaven for all of his animals he created, including our pets. People on Earth call it “Rainbow Bridge”. Regardless of the name, I believe that God has the sole authority to create such a place regardless what people may think.
The Bible talks about all the different animals and creatures He created on Earth.
Finally, I believe that God is all loving and love of animals is important. Why would God not have a place in heaven for all of God’s loving creatures?
I read the Bible and I talked to many people regarding this subject for a long time. Based on all of this research, I believe there is great certainty that our pets will be there when we die. The Bible talks about seeing our loved ones when we die, so why not our pets?
I decided I will put my faith and trust In God and that we will eventually reunite with our loved ones and pets. Knowing and understanding this fact goes a long way in helping to deal with your grief of losing a pet. Although animals allegedly don’t have souls, there is nothing stopping God from creating a place in heaven for our beloved pets with a click of his finger. Put your faith in God and remember that nothing is impossible.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/