A Dog for Jesus

Doggie Heaven

A Dog for Jesus
(Where dogs go when they die)

I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.
As loyal and loving as mine.
To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
And adore Him for being divine.

As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,
Would have followed Him all through the day.
While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well
And knelt in the garden to pray.
It is sad to remember that Christ went away.
To face death alone and apart.

With no tender dog following close behind,
To comfort its Master’s Heart.
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
How happy He would have been,
As His dog kissed His hand and barked it’s delight,
For The One who died for all men.

Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine,
The old pal so dear to me.
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone,
Knowing they’re in eternity.
Day after day, the whole day through,
Wherever my road inclined,
Four feet said, “Wait, I’m coming with you!”
And trotted along behind.

by: Rudyard Kipling

10 Comments

  1. My sister Ann added Jesus poem in memorial of the loss of my 13 year old Lab Kam in June 13 2016. Like some one else said, I just wanted my dog back. But I have also learned to love Jesus more. Some things I don’t understand and maybe not meant to.

  2. I too like others pray this is true. I know the grief others describe for I am feeling it now too. Lost my 18 1/2 year old cat Martha on Sept. 13, 2018 and my 15 year old Xolo Boy Timmy soon after on Oct. 1, 2018. I pray I have loved ones have him in their care…and that one day my Xolo Boy will bounce with glee as he always did when he sees me once again coming home.

  3. Such a beautiful thought. I pray it is true. It comforts my broken heart thinking my magnificent boys, Sullivan & Gunther are with my Lord! They were my dearest companions and my very best friends. Constantly loving me & protecting me. Every second of every day I miss them with all of my heart. I will love them for eternity! You have the best dogs Lord!

  4. I just lost my Frankie last night the 1st of November at 7 p.m. 2007.I want to will my heart to stop. I know all the animals are in heaven. And I know clear to my soul that the dogs and cats and birds that I’ve had are waiting for me if I’m good enough to join them. I’m just not so sure I can go through this one more heartbreak. Frankie my Jack Russell was 17 years old the 2nd of September of this year he’s been with me 16 of the years. I don’t think I can go on without him.

  5. BEAUTIFUL–JUST POSTED THIS FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO BURIED ANOTHER PET DOG…COMFORTING TO READ THIS POEM AND KNOW WE WILL BE REUNITED SOMEDAY WITH ALL OUR LOVED ONES…THANK YOU <3 🙂

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