God's unconditional love is like the affection from man's best friend

Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 23:45 - Written by Lorri Allen KYTX CBS 19

According to Genesis 2, Adam met and named the animals before Eve was created. So if you like your dog better than you like people, you might be able to make a scriptural case for it.

Some of us might not understand God’s unconditional love until we have a dog.

It doesn’t matter what you look like, how rich you are, what you’ve accomplished or how you smell.

Your dog loves you. Your dog thinks you are the most special person in the world.

Here’s the good news: God loves you like that.

He wants your heart to have a good day; he’s not so worried about your hair.

He gives second, third and 19th chances. He’s rooting for you.

He created you for a purpose and put a dream on your heart to accomplish.

He adores you so much he allowed his only son to be executed so you would have a chance to get to Heaven.

In 2006, I started co-hosting a national Christian radio morning talk show.

That year, the most heated, long-running debate we had with our callers was whether dogs would go to Heaven.

Yeah, it surprises me, too, when there are big issues in this world to solve.

But dog lovers will be happy to know, at least in that forum, the consensus finally came down that it would not be Heaven without man’s best friend.

What I think will be funny is if when we get to Heaven, our dogs can talk to us.

Mine will probably say, “You spent too much time at that desk and not enough time playing with us. But we still loved you.”

I hope you’re not offended that I compared the God of the universe to a four-legged, furry animal. I’m not telling you dogs are perfect — they’re not. But their abilities to get along, forgive and comfort often surpass our own.

My prayer is that if I keep working at it, I will be as likeable and kind as my dogs are.

And I pray that you will know unconditional love—from God and a dog.


Lorri Allen is news director of KYTX CBS19.