A New Understanding

A New Understanding is the next journey in heaven started by the characters from Our Home of Love: From a Dog’s Perspective: We continue to follow Dittims’ journey as he tries to understand what heaven is about. Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and many of the prophets tried to teach the Israelites and us of our real home in heaven. Jesus and his disciples tried to show us this earth is not our home. Jesus tells us in John 14:2, “I am going there to prepare a place for you.”Animals are used as characters in these two books not only because of the author’s love for them but also to also show God’s love through all of creation. Because of modern advances in information technology, we see today that animals understand the fruit of the spirit—joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and most of all love. All things created have the ability of showing love because they are created by God. And God is love.This story reflects some of the challenges we go through daily as we strive to follow God, and it also shows the rewards of doing so. It is a reminder of the value of teamwork and how we are all members of one team striving toward the final goal of peace and love in heaven.


--Anita Neal