A choice had to be made. I didn’t like it but it was for the best. Carl would come and Bee would be left behind. Both dogs knew something was going to happen. Bags and coolers were filled with the supplies needed for a camping trip that would last for three nights. Jay and I were going in and out as we packed the camper and every time the screened porch door opened, both dogs found a way to sneak out, following closely beside us.
The time came to pull out of the driveway and Carl came running towards the truck with his full body wagging to show his excitement. The more excited he became, the sadder I felt knowing that Bee was being left behind.
As I left my little dog at home with my daughter, my love for Bee came to the surface. I knew she would be fine, but I hated the thought of the next couple of days without her. I couldn’t help but think that if I felt this way about my four legged friend, I wonder how God will feel when his son comes back.
Revelations 14:14 “I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.”
This time has been referred to as the rapture. A time when God draws all who have made Jesus their Lord and Savior up into the heavens, leaving everyone else on the earth.
I can’t imagine how God will feel about the ones that are left behind. I am sure it will break his heart to know that the people who he hand crafted with love and care will spend eternity a part from their creator.
On a lighter note, I did see Hannah scratching Bee’s belly as we pulled the camper around the corner. Knowing that Bee will be loved while we are away brings me peace and I can turn my attention towards the sleeping dog in the back seat.