They are known as man's best friend. They are loved by millions of Americans. They help the blind to see, and the handicapped to regain the ability to function. They will fill your heart with fondness and bring a joyful smile to your face. They will never be upset with you or harbor anger against you for a past offense. They love unconditionally! They are faithful until the end... This link to a very touching video shows the devotion that this soldier's chocolate Labrador "Hawkeye" (pictured to the left) had for his master. It was a love that lasted until the grave!
I can't help but reflect on someone else who loves us each with the same devoted, selfless, loyal love... Only His love is perfectly pure and it never ends... "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Death doesn't symbolize the end, but rather, I believe it just the beginning of the journey. It is a wonderful pleasure to share in the great adventure with a devoted loving Labrador by your side. I think God gave us the love of a faithful dog to allow us a glimpse into His heart. It must be a heart similar to the Lab's- full of adoration and true unconditional love... But it's deepness knows no end!!!