All Dogs Go to Heaven
I’ve recently been reminded of what it’s like to live with a dog. They are very cute, lovable animals. That said, they often times aren’t the smartest. The more I thought about it, the more I realized our nature as humans is very similar to dogs in God’s viewpoint. Dogs can be very smart, extremely loyal with an unstoppable love for their master. On the other hand, and sometimes more common, dogs can be disobedient, mischievous, and completely tune out us humans when we’re trying to give them commands or something simple like love on them.
See the similarities?
We as humans can resemble the same qualities as dogs; however, we most often portray these qualities when we’re seeking to please or obey our master. Our master? God. Adonai. Adonai literally means Lord, master, or owner.
We are the dogs in this analogy. Dogs in nature are extremely good at wandering, disobeying, being mischievous and terrible listeners. The less they listen, often the more trouble they get into. We as humans stray from the Lord so easily even if we don’t recognize it. We become disobedient and the more mischievous we are while being disobedient the more trouble, sin, and addiction we find ourselves trapped in. Thank you Jesus for giving us a master to give us commandments to direct us on the path that resembles more of Christ and less of our sin nature! We should seek out daily to learn the amazing qualities that dogs have that resemble the Lord to live out in our own lives. Can you imagine a world where everyone loved each other as much as their dog loves them? We would see a much larger presence of Jesus. Or even what would this world look like if everyone was as loyal as dogs? Can you imagine how much more honest, full of love this world would be?
I cannot wait for the day that we get to experience this in heaven with our Master. That’s the good news for all of us “dogs.” We’re going to heaven! As soon as we’ve made the choice to turn an active ear to our Adonai and listen to his commands and his love he welcomes us into his arms, and even more so his eternal home spent with him. It gives me chills just considering that’s our future. Find the one true Master and spend eternity with him!
1 Corinthians 16:13–14: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
For those of you who haven’t found our master, I’m telling you right now, seek him out because he is so so worth it. Seek the maker of your soul. Seek the God of the universe, because deep down inside you know that he’s the only one to perfectly satisfy your soul. Listen for his voice, I promise that he’s been speaking to you and trying to give you all his love for some time now! You know where to find it, and after you’ve found it you know where to find his commandments that will allow your heart to sing with confidence following in the footsteps of Jesus! Find Jesus and I promise you will find other “dogs” who are spending eternity with Christ with you, and how joyous that will be! Please! Come spend eternity with us! We as christians crave for you to be found in Christ with us! Come help us give the world the love we know it’s looking for.
All dogs truly will go to heaven. Figurative and not.