Jung Myung Seok

A Dog’s Hell – Story of “Kuwon” the dog that received salvation

While I was visiting a wet market in China, I saw an unsightly and brutal scene. A group of dogs had been tied together like criminals. One after another, waiting to be slaughtered, the dogs stared helplessly as the butcher’s knife sliced through the throat of their companions in front of them.

I thought to myself, “This place is like a dog’s hell.”

The dogs were packed in large cages waiting to be slaughtered. They were petrified at the sight of the brutality. Their eyes were rolling about like that of a mental patient and their bodies were trembling with fear. In an attempt to escape, they endlessly drill into the corner of  the cage. As I looked at them, my heart fell into distress.

I told myself, ” I hope to save them, even if it is just one of them.”

There were seven dogs being locked in the cage.  I wanted to buy all seven of them but could not afford to buy all seven. So in the end, I could only save one of them.

There were dogs sobbing uncontrollably except one who crossed its legs and looked at me quietly. I looked at it intently and made up my mind to buy that dog. I spent a hundred and twenty yuan to purchase and went to save it. However, thinking that I wanted to slaughter it, the dog was petrified and fainted on the spot. While I was taking this dog out of the cage, the other dogs looked at me and followed me frantically to escape the clutches of death.

In the end, I brought back this dog and covered it with a blanket and gave it food. But it did not respond to my help but only kept trembling. After a month of constant care, the dog looked better and one day, it gave birth to two puppies in the nest! I then realized it was already pregnant when I bought it. Although I bought only one dog, it was actually saving three lives at a go, so I gave the name “Kuwon” which meant Salvation in Korean. After the whole incident, I brought it back to Korea, and now, it is in my hometown with its children, living bouncing vivaciously every day. 

Through this incident, God made me realize:

In God’s eyes, human beings are also like that. How many people whether in the body, heart or spirit are walking on the domain of death, and suffering the pain of hell every day? Like this story, God gave the gospel of this time period through the person He trusts and when people believe and follow, they will receive salvation due to the righteousness and the condition of believing and following. I realized, If there could be one greatest thing in this world, it is to save a life.

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