Every Good Dog Goes To Heaven
Every good dog goes to Heaven is a saying I grew up with… or was it “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor”? Actually, it was both and I believe they are both true sayings. No, not really. The one that says,”every good dog goes to Heaven” is not exactly true. Not just good dogs go to Heaven. All dogs go to heaven.
Hey, that sounds like a great name for a movie. OH no, you mean someone already did that? How about “All Animals Go To Heaven”. That’s more like it. That’s what I’m going to name my movie.
You see, I believe that all animals will go to Heaven. But that’s not exactly correct either. I don’t really believe anyone is going to Heaven…not you, not me… No, not every good dog goes to Heaven, nobody is going to Heaven at all… Heaven is coming to us.
Jesus taught his disciples to pray,”Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven”. Heaven was originally on Earth. We refer to it now as “The Garden of Eden”. That was God’s original creation… the way he intended it to be. He created the Earth and all the animals and “It was good.” And he created man in his image and put him in charge of all the animals.
The animals could talk to us then. Did you ever notice in Genesis, when the serpent starts talking to Eve, she wasn’t at all surprised. Did she say, “OMG the animals can talk!”. No… she wasn’t surprised at all. She was obviously used to talking to the animals.
But unfortunately, Adam and Eve didn’t trust that God could provide everything that they needed and desired to see what they could do for themselves chose to disobey God. We’ve been living in the Kingdom of the world since that time. But eventually God decided to come back to Earth as Jesus and begin restoring the Earth to it’s original creation. He died for us to show us how to live for him. Eventually, when we all learn to love and serve others as Jesus loved and served us. Heaven will be restored on Earth… as it is in Heaven. And we will live here in the “Garden” once again with all our animals. And it will be “good”.