Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dogs are not Children

My puppy Eugene LOVES to play tug of war (:

He also loves to stare at you and shamelessly beg lol

That may seem like a silly title. And it may seem unnecessary to have to clarify that. At least, that's what I would think. However, this past mothers day, I started noticing a new trend that really disturbs me. Several of my friends (who are not married and do not have kids) posted "happy mothers day to me" pictures with their dogs. What? Maybe I'm old fashioned and maybe they were just trying to be cute, but seriously... Owning a dog does not make you a mother!

Motherhood is a special gift from God. It comes through much pain and tears and responsibility and hard work. A human baby is such a gift from God. A dog may be nice, but it is nothing compared to a child. Sometimes it feels like our society is breaking down at the seams. It's illegal to kill some animals, yet we want to kill babies up until birth. And that is legal. We allow guys to marry guys and girls to marry girls, and if we view our dogs as equals to children, what's stopping us from allowing people to marry dogs? 

Oh, it honestly breaks my heart. It makes me feel sick to my stomach. It saddens my soul. And it makes me wonder how much MORE this all must break God's heart. These people that He created and loved SO much that Jesus died to cover their sins are finding every way possible to break His perfect order and desert His flawless plan. Maybe these posts were meant to be cute or funny, but I don't think it's either. It's a sign of how much our society is rejecting God.

The Bible says "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." Children, not puppies or dogs. Proverbs 31 talks about a virtuous woman whose children rise up and call her blessed. Children that call her blessed, not a dog that adores her or that she rescued. (Speaking of which, we are so passionate about rescuing dogs from shelters and loving them; but how much better it would be to adopt a child and show God's love to a precious soul that will live in eternity someday! I know not everyone has the resources for that, but there are ministries that do things like this and you can donate however little or much money and time you have.)

Now, I have a dog (see above pictures). He's a great dog, and yes I love him. But having a dog will never satisfy my desire to one day be blessed with children of my own (along with a beautiful, God-centered marriage). Children are so much better than dogs. God treasures children and wants them to come unto Him (Matthew 19:14). Let's not put animals on the same level as children... because dogs are not children. 

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  1. Yes, I agree, and I have to say it's so refreshing to hear someone else who thinks this way... Thanks for speaking out!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words (:

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  2. OH THANK YOU LORRAINE. I'm so glad you feel the same about this as I do! I do enjoy dogs (though not near as much as some people do), but they are by no means on the same level as people, and should not be treated as such. Thank you for this!

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