Dogs are a link to draw you to God. After all DOG is GOD spelled backward (God has a great sense of humor). Did you not read that they will be with church members who will pray with the children while they are talking and petting the dogs.
There was a flood coming and a car came and asked this man if he needed a ride to a safe place. He said, “ No, God will send my help.” It rained some more ‘till it was up to his porch, a small boat came by and they asked, “would you like a ride to a safer place?” The man answered, “No, my God will send help.” The rain kept coming by this time the man was up on his roof. A helicopter came by and asked do you need some help? The man answered again, “No, my God will send my help.”
The rain kept coming, the man drowned, died and went to heaven, when he got there he asked God, “Father, why didn’t you send me help?” God replied, “I sent you a car, a boat and a helicopter!
maybe a dog is some of that help?
Back in the 70’s, I saw the movie “The Doberman Gang” and prayed to God to send me one of those wonderful dogs to protect me from my pedophile uncle.
Not a week later, a ‘stray’ one showed up in my yard.
The uncle never touched me again.
[the dog shadowed me like a hairy, avenging angel]
Stuff like that has been repeated in my life *many* times over and dogs have have saved my life and my sanity more times than I can count.
I believe with all of my heart that God Himself sent each and every one of those miraculous creatures into my life to
‘fix’ or ‘heal’ whatever my heartache was.
Whenever I need ‘tangible proof’ that God watches over me, all I need to do is reach over and touch the face of the dog that’s pressed against my hip, watching over me, 24/7.
God sends us comfort in whatever form He knows will fit us best.
I applaud them for sending those dogs to those kids.
Kids will open up to a dog instantly with feelings that they might not share with a person.