UpBeat Spiritual Living: Dog Angels
© 2012 Kebba Buckley Button. World Rights Reserved.
In recent months, dogs have rescued human babies in at least three countries, Argentina, Germany, and Ghana. In the US, a dog also rescued a woman whose car had just crashed offroad. What is going on? Is God making a point?
We know that there are many kinds of dogs with many different skills. People have historically used dogs to help hunt and control herds, as well as to guard stock or homes. Today, dogs serve as companions and best friends for some people. Specially trained dogs can guide a blind person or detect when their diabetic owner’s blood sugar is too high. We have dogs who calm their owners from panic and dogs who dial 9-1-1 when their epileptic owner has a seizure or passes out. Police- and military dogs can variously locate drugs, cadavers, or bombs. And there are other specialty service dogs.
Could God be using dogs, now, as angels? Or, are some of those dog-looking beings actually angels in form? Scripturally speaking, there are many thousands of angels, and they existed before humans. God has used angels in a number of forms to bring messages to people. So consider what you believe about angels as you read these stories of recent miraculous acts– by dogs.
In Argentina, in May this year, a dog named La China gave birth to a litter of puppies. One morning her owner went to check on her and found she had rescued a human baby, even placing a rag over it to keep it warm, and tucking it in among her own new pups. Later, the 14-year-old girl who had given birth to the baby was found. She said she was scared and so had abandoned the baby. Now the baby has a chance at a new life, which it would not have had, without La China locating it, bringing it home to be among her own babies, and caring for it until humans came.
In Germany, in May, while a man was walking his dog, the dog was distracted by something in nearby bushes. It was a baby boy, in thin clothing, deliberately covered by leaves. The 3-day-old baby’s core temperature was 33 degrees, but he was alive.
In Ghana, in June, a dog rescued an abandoned baby and kept it warm for the night until police came. The dog’s owner was worried that the dog was missing, and launched a search. That search party found the dog keeping a 2-week-old baby girl warm, under a bridge. A Ghanian government health official, Mme. Rosemary Azure, brought the baby to a public health event; the baby is being cared for by the local health directorate.
In the US, in August, a woman in Georgia had an accident that left the car out of sight of the road. The woman was too badly injured to move. A dog found her and dragged her 100 feet to the road so she could be found.
In the US, also in Georgia in August: 2 lost girls, ages 5 and 8, were rescued by a Chihuahua named Bell. When the search party set out, neighbor Carvin Young came along with little Bell, who played with the two girls regularly. Bell found the girls directly.
Did you get chills while reading these accounts? Perhaps that, too, is God telling you something. Will you ever think of dogs, or angels, the same way again?
● Rev. Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2012 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core.
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