Child’s Letter To God After Her Dog Dies

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The Answer To Child’s Letter To God

This story popped up a few years back.  It was pretty neat how the postman answered the child’s letter to God.  Taking a few moments to do something for another can have tremendous impact in someone’s life and even our own.  I don’t always follow through when something comes to mind that I can do for another, but certainly something to continue to work on.  It’ awesome.  Here’s the story …

Abbey and Meredith letter

 

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:
Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and
play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith

 

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would
take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

 

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope.
On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away. Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your
picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find.  I am wherever there is love.
Love, God

Will We have Some Type Of Bodies In The Present Heaven?

I believe that we will have bodies in the present heaven, at least in some form, while we wait for our resurrected ones.  There are several references in the Bible that tell us that.  For example, in Revelation 6:9-11, martyrs in heaven are described as wearing clothes.  Also, in Revelation 10:9-10, John on his visit to heaven had a body.  There is also the time in Matthew 17:1-3 when some of the disciples and Jesus went up on a high mountain.  There we are told, Jesus met with Elijah and Moses.


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