Do You Believe God Uses Dogs To Help People Too?
It is not just dogs helping people though as I think we help the dogs too in many ways. Reading this article that I came across may help you decide whether you believe God uses dogs to help people.
Many of us already are convinced that God uses dogs to help people. In that case, this article will seal the deal.
We have all seen the amazing things dogs can do. They can help in battle, in finding lost persons, preventing crime and helping to bring down a criminal. They also help us with our physical and mental health on many levels. For many of us, they are our most wonderful companion.
Hearing stories from people about their relationships with their pets makes it all personal though. It is a reminder to me that God has blessed these little creatures with a spirit of their own and that God uses dogs to help people too, not just other humans.
Here’s an excerpt from this CBN article I found that shares the stories of a person with diabetes and a war veteran. To learn more about how these dogs are trained, you can get the rest of the article at CBN.
Helping Broken Bodies
Service dogs meet a person’s physical needs, and sometimes emotional needs, in ways that traditional medicine can not. Their constant companionship can help the disabled manage everyday life.
Mark Hagen needs a service dog because he has a dangerous type of diabetes.
“In the last couple of years, I have become what’s known as hypoglycemic unaware,” he said. “Which means I can’t sense what my blood sugar’s doing.”
“So I can’t tell if it’s high, I can’t tell if it’s low, so I will drop into an unsafe area where I can’t help myself any longer,” he explained.
Hagen’s service dog, Chloe, is so well trained that she can actually smell if Mark’s blood sugar is too high or too low.
Chloe will touch him with her paws – an alarm to Mark but is hardly noticed by anyone else.
Helping Wounded Warriors
Service dogs vastly improve the lives of people who are blind, epileptic, deaf, or those at risk for heart attacks, stroke, and even panic attacks.
Luis Carlos Montalvan, a war veteran, uses a service dog named Tuesday because Luis suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“He’s like a guardian angel,” Montalvan said. “God sends beings like Tuesday into our lives to help us with our journey.”
Luis returned from Iraq with both physical and emotional wounds that left him afraid to leave his apartment.
In his book, Until Tuesday, Montalvan describes how God is using Tuesday to heal him.
|Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him|
“In crowded places, which can remind me of riots and difficult situations in Iraq, I can literally ask him to act as a buffer between a group of people and myself,” the war vet explained.
“He wakes me up from nightmares, he’s been trained to do that. He helps me walk,” he said. “I have a spinal condition, so he helps me when I walk, particularly down stairs.”
Dogs Have Proven It Time And Time Again
Great stories of two people that prove God uses dogs to help people too. There are so many. We hear it over and over. You may have your own story. In my opinion, with all the numerous ways throughout the years that dogs have played a part in peoples’ lives, I think it would be harder not to believe that God uses dogs to help people. What do you think?