God has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.
2 Timothy 1:9
There’s a Reason for everything…
How I dislike that saying because no matter how many times you hear, “There’s a reason for everything,” you still come back to question everyone asks … “Why?”
” Why did this happen to me?”
“Why did I not get the lead role in the play?”
“Why did I have a miscarriage?”
“Why did he leave me with three kids?”
And the whys keep going on and on. A lot us who have had to deal with tough situations , are always asking why and are also preaching to the choir that we are very generous. Sometimes, I believe we think that just because we do good deeds that we automatically get a pass from the rain raining down on us and the lightning striking us. That is exactly what life is a Thunderstorm. We can either walk through the storm or stay in our nice secure cozy home where everything predictable and nothing ever changes.
Which brings to an animal that I adore. He is a dog and is my favorite dog breed. I had the pleasure owning one : The Beagle.
This story is not about my fur baby, but is about a very special Beagle who found himself behind the bars with only 72 hours to get adopted … or else he would be euthanized. Some you may remember an article that was written in 2011 about a Beagle Mix who walked into a gas chamber to be euthanized because he had not been adopted in that 72 hours he had to get off of death row.
This is Daniel’s story the Beagle Mix who faced death and was given a second chance at life. This story is very dear to my heart because I have never heard anything like this story. It is truly amazing how God used this Beagle Mix to open the eyes of many that even in the midst of adversity and darkness, there is a reason for everything.
Daniel was a Beagle Mix stray and was immediately taken to the Animal Shelter. He got to the shelter and was only given 72 hours to get adopted. Why? It is so unfair that even an innocent pays the consequences of man’s cruelty. What did Daniel do? Nothing other than being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I wonder if Daniel was as scared as we are in our situations of life where we haven’t done anything to deserve any hardship that comes our way. But if a dog can escape his facing death than why would we think we can escape our hard life situations.
The next morning at the Animal Shelter Daniel’s time had run out, there was nothing that could be done for Daniel other than to put him out of his misery. But Why? What did he do to deserve this? Why didn’t anyone want him? A lot of times we do not have to do anything to get something and unfortunately for Daniel he had to go through the same thing.
As the guard walked Daniel toward the chamber, the guard opened the door and put Daniel in with a bunch of other dogs. The guard closed the door and turned on the gas. Then after the euthanization procedure was done, the guard opened the door and out came Daniel walking out with his tail wagging while the other dogs were lifeless.
God gave Daniel a second chance at life, a second chance to be loved and second chance for Daniel to love someone else in return, and to make a difference and to open many blinded eyes. Why did Daniel live? Why did God choose a dog? Honestly, I don’t have that answer all I know is that God wanted to use this precious animal because Daniel had a purpose, and we have a purpose.
I love talking about this story about Daniel the Beagle Mix, it is so inspirational that God would use an adorable Beagle for his plan and purpose.
By the way, Daniel was adopted and boy after this story was published on line and on the news, there was not a single person that did not want to adopt Daniel. He is now living the life that God meant for him and Daniel is a walking and wagging miracle.