Friday, August 05, 2005

Searching Answers & a Nightmares

With the count down of the BSL becoming law in 24 more days, not counting today...I've been searching EVERYWHERE for answers. I was hoping this following email might just be the place for those answers.

Dear Pastor Mark.
My question to you is this, in Genesis 1:20 - 31
God created animals, fish and fowl and saw they were good. He created man and gave man dominion over the animals, as caretakers of his creations.
Please explain to me and give me scripture, that the banning and killing of dogs is not part of God's plan. God must be mourning over the fact that governments are destroying his creation.
I don't know where your stand lies, but from what I see, here in Canada anyway, the government has removed the Lords Prayer in schools. Books are being provided in our public school level to teach young students that same sex marriage is acceptable. Now they are banning innocent dogs due to irresponsible owners that are abusing, drugging, fighting dogs or using them for illegal gains, while the responsible owners and their pets are having loyal, loving members of their families removed because of their breed.
I know it says in the end times, chaos will run ramped, along with other signs. As Christians, what can we do to stop these atrocities from happening? How can we save those loyal companions that have never done a mean or vicious thing in all their lives and have given us unconditional love.
I'm sure you can probably tell from my mention, that I am referring to the Pit bull bans that is spreading like a bad cancer. I believe it's the root of the problem that needs to be dealt with and that is the irresponsible owners that breed, abuse, drug and teach these dogs meanness. Is not any breathing being born innocent, and man either does as God commands and loves, respects and understands the responsibility of taking care of that animal for life as you would any other member of your family for the life of the animal? But the heartless, that destroys God's creation and doesn't care, but uses it to his own satisfaction and evil ways, spoils it for those have have a genuine love for their endearing, loyal pet family.
I suppose I'm looking for verses how the Bible says God feels about this, other than in Genesis.
You may not remember me, but I wrote you before about my girlfriend with the cancer. I'm happy to tell you, Dr. Jesus did a miraculous job of removing the cancer and the disfiguring scars that were suppose to be a part of the surgery, was not necessary. Praise God! She is doing and looking extremely well and her strength is slowly regaining thanks to our Lord.


Well, my answers aren't coming to me as easily as I had hoped they would. Here is his reply.

Praise God! I am glad to hear about your friend that was healed of Cancer.

As far as the Pit Bull issue. I am not aware of any scriptures that would relate to this. You will need to get a good concordance and search through the word of God.

I am sure that God will provide you with answers.


So, my search continues. *sigh*

This morning I woke up crying. It's such a strange feeling to wake up sobbing with tears running down your face. With the nightmare I was having, I was pleading with two officers that were trying to take Shasta from me. Them were attempting to come into my apartment, but I was using all my strength against them to close and lock the door between us and them. The terror I felt was so intense that my strength against the two won out. I was shaking uncontrolably and I knew that wasn't the end of it. They shouted through the door they would return.
The next thing I remember was I was in court on the stand. I told them it was against my religion to allow my dog to be killed as she was innocent of any wrong doing. It wasn't a lawyer questioning me, but the judge himself. He used the arguement that I had put down Bunny (my old dog of 20). I explained that Bunny was dying regardless as all her body functions had stopped working and now she was refusing to eat. All I did was give her, her dignity of not going through the final pain of dying.
He kept insisting that was still murder and I kept trying and trying to explain it was done out of love for Bunny. No one loved Bunny more than I. I would NEVER do anything to her that would cause her harm, which is why I had to do what I did, out of Love.
Then he brought up Roxbro, my white, silver shaded Chinchilla Persian. Again I argued that Roxbro had a condition that in just an hour or two his life would be taken, but the worst was still to come. I knew because I had taken him to the vet and the vet himself told me. He was down to 3 pounds and stopped eatting. He had complete kidney failure.
I couldn't believe that the judge would make me re-live the most unbarablest times of my life, but I would not give in as my fight for Shasta was greater than what he was saying to me.
I told him Shasta was not old. Shasta was not in pain. Shsta was not dying and that Shasta was innocent of any wrong doing. The difference between having my other animals put to sleep and them murdering Shasta for no reason was this. To kill her sencelessy was murder. To put down the others was out of humanity and a compassiate love.
The phone rang and I woke up. It was my daughter Danielle. I told her of my dream, and she was concerned that all my fighting was taking it's toll on me and I should try to relax.
Just posting this and remembering the dream has me in tears again. I hope this dream was nothing more than a nightmare. If it becomes a reality, I've already felt the horror in the nightmare, I couldn't bare it in reality.

3 comments:

flex said...

a 'cause' can never be greater than your 'creator'... step back and put it into perspective.

Maybe then, you will get the answer that you are so desperately seeking... be warned though, it may not be the one you are looking for... But it will be right and it will be the Truth spoken in love w/ mercy...

@ least that is how the Lord has always dealth with me once i stepped back and allowed Him to speak.

flex said...

a 'cause' can never be greater than your 'creator'... step back and put it into perspective.

Maybe then, you will get the answer that you are so desperately seeking... be warned though, it may not be the one you are looking for... But it will be right and it will be the Truth spoken in love w/ mercy...

@ least that is how the Lord has always dealth with me once i stepped back and allowed Him to speak.

Conners said...

You're right of course and as much as I'm TRYING to stand back, let God, I'm quickly panicing and taking it away from him all over again. So again I hand it to Him...
I feel like I'm in the place when all the abuse was happening. A room with no windows or doors. So I panic rather than sit quietly and wait.
It's not just the fight with the BSL, it's a combination of battles I'm fighting. No doctor. Lack of medications. Health and apartment issues. Not knowing ou rights. And my brain is overloaded and my body in bad pain.
It's so bad in the city I live in that I went to the hospital and they turned me away saying they can't help me. All sorts of things. So the combo is dragging me down and I know I need help, but I don't know where to get it and I've phoned and asked so much that I'm worn out of searching.
When flares hit, I have to wait them out, but never know how long they will be. It could be a couple weeks or a year. To me, it could feel like almost a week, to find out it had to be much longer by the evidence it does to my body. Kind of like Rip Van Winkle. I'm sure glad I have Shasta, as she sticks so close to me during these times.
Can your dog be your soul mate? Because I believe Shasta and I were meant for each other in a special way. She's given me back life after years of nothingness.
I know you don't understand what I'm talking about. There are only a few who really do. Well...actually more since I put up my web page about me. But that only tells a very small part and with all these circumstances, I've paniced myself and put myself back in that windowless, doorless room. I feel like 1 mile away from the Highbury Hilton. You wouldn't understand that unless you lived in London. LOL