Horses In Heaven
An old man and his horse
were riding down a dirt road with fences on both sides. They came to a gate
in the fence and looked in. It was nice, with a grassy, woody area...just
what an old man and his horse would like, but it had a sign saying, "No
Trespassing", so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person
in white robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven.", he said. The old man
was happy and started to ride his horse in. The gatekeeper stopped him,
"Animals aren't allowed. I'm sorry but he can't come with you."
"What kind of heaven won't
allow animals? If he can't come in, I will stay out with him. He's been my
faithful companion all his life and I can't desert him
"Suit yourself, but I have
to warn you, the devil's on this road and he will try to sweet talk you into
his area...he'll promise you anything...but the horse can't go there either.
If you won't leave the horse, you will spend eternity on this road."
So the old man and horse rode on. They came to a run-down fence with a gap
in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside, "S'cuse me Sir,
my horse and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in a rest in the
shade awhile?" "Of course, there's some cool water under that tree over there,
along with a bucket of water for your horse. Make yourselves
"You're sure my horse can
come in? The man down the road said animals weren't allowed
"Would you come in if you
had to leave your horse?"
"No Sir, that's why I didn't
go to Heaven, he said the horse couldn't come in. We'll be spending eternity
on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine
right now. But I won't come in if my buddy here can't come in, and that's
The man replied, "Welcome
"You mean this is Heaven?
Horses are allowed? How come that guy down the road said they
"That was the devil and he
gets all the people who are willing to give up a life-long companion for
a comfortable place to stay. They soon find out their mistake, but then it's
too late. The animals come here, the fickle people stay there. God wouldn't
allow animals to be banned from Heaven. After all, He created them to be
man's companion in life, why would he separate them in death?"
Contributed by Micki in Memory