Christians Against All Animal Abuse
"Christ’s redemption is for the whole of creation!"
Swotting For One’s Finals!
As one gets older – and God grant bolder! – the number of funerals
I’m called upon to take for past friends, and fellow activists of our
cause, seems to increase. Yes, and not to mention also ‘pet
bereavement services’ for heartbroken mourners of all ages:
What a privilege also to help people approaching, if not going
through, the biblically expressed ‘valley of the shadow of death!’ I
know of One to whom I can introduce them so as to carry them on their
journey. He is none other than Jesus Of Nazareth, the Saviour of the
world, who preferred to convey his purpose for humans as akin to that
of a past loyal shepherd prepared to seek out and save from harm a
wandering lost sheep. This Jesus has promised us a future home in a
heaven as far beyond a human’s comprehension on this earth as is a
chicken in the eggs concept of life outside of it
not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it entered into our hearts, what
God has prepared for those who love Him.’ Such are the words
found in the New Testament; and this is just one promise of assurance
amongst very many more. Indeed, non believers just do not know what
they are missing! Others will end up sorely shocked to the core,
because - though they undoubtedly professed a living faith in Jesus -
due to lack of love they will be rejected.
Yes, and many who
least expected to even see those figurative ‘pearly gates’ will be
welcomed through with untold blessing due to their altruism and love.
The fact is that such a future dwelling of untold bliss is a place
prepared for a prepared people! Consequently, as the apostle Paul
reminds us: ‘Though I have faith to remove mountains, yet have not
love, I am spiritually nothing’. Indeed, if we are not prepared to
prove our sincerity to God through selfless love for both ‘man and
beast’ then we’re hardly ‘burning the midnight oil’, in preparation
for our own unavoidable ‘finals!’
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