Jasper....precious in so many ways.
by Debby Welch
When I was looking to adopt a dog in Florida, I spent a lot of time praying for the right one to come to me.
I prayed on a name and God put the name of "Jasper" on my heart.
It came from the Bible, and is a precious stone in the walls of the new Jerusalem described in Revelation....
like a jasper
Jasper describes the light of, foundation, and walls of the holy Jerusalem (Rev. Rev. 21:11+, Rev. 21:18-20+). It was the last of the twelve stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel which were mounted in the breastplate of the high priest Aaron
I knew her name before I found her. She was at an adoption clinic held at a pet sore, and had been rescued from the streets of Miami after a hurricane. She was 4-5 years old and sick with a blood disease and heartworm.
When I saw her and her perfect colored coat of Jasper, and looked in her eyes I knew she was my gift from God.....The sign above her crate said, " I'm sick, please save me", but indeed, it was her who saved my lonely and broken heart. her intelligence and faithfulness was unsurpassed.
Thank you God for the 10 years she loved and taught me valuable lessons of the heart.