Losing a Best Friend

Losing a Best Friend:

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you His peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

Two years ago this day, I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends. May 31, 2013 Heaven gained the most loyal, loving, and gentle canine. I grew up with Guinness, and didn't know what life would be like without my soft, cuddly best friend. Prayer and puppy loving could fix even the toughest of days. Guinness was an angel of a dog, sent straight from God's heart. Everyone who ever met him will agree, he is unforgettable. Guinness will be in our hearts forever. I'm eternally grateful to have lived so many years of my life with him.

I am also grateful we opened our hearts again to expand our family and welcome a new member, Klaus. Klaus, our second schnauzer, was adopted on January 1, 2014. It's so nice to have furry friends who we can hold dear to our hearts. How generous and kind is our God, that He would give us more than we could ever imagine - including our animals.

"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." (Proverbs 12:10)

~Lord, thank You for the gift of sweet, tender animals. Thank You for allowing us to have dominion over Your creatures, to care for them, tend to them, respect, and love them. Thank You for giving this world such beautiful, elegant life. Thank You for all Your many, over-abundant blessings. May the beauty of Your creation and the wonder of Your works only serve to turn us toward You, lift our eyes to You, and draw our hearts closer to Yours. We adore You, great almighty Lord. We praise You, and we thank You. You're so good, God. You're always good, and You're always faithful. In Your Name we pray, amen.

-The Introverted Evangelist


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