Faithful dog; faithless God
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The Japanese story of Hachiko the faithful dog is fairly well known. He used to go to the train station each evening to meet his master coming home from work. The master died, but Hachiko kept going to the station every day to wait for his master until the dog too died.
A statue of Hachiko (pictured) was erected at the station in his memory.
But, we should note that once Hachiko died, other dogs did not take up the practice of waiting at the station for Hachiko's master to come home.* The practice did not carry on through succeeding generations.
Matthew 16: 28 (KJV) Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Anyone standing there listening to Jesus back around 30 AD may have had reason to go to the station every day to look for Jesus; but those people, like Hachiko, are all dead. Every one of them is long dead. There's no longer any reason to stand around waiting for Jesus' train to come into the station. It is not coming.
* This may be evidence that dogs are smarter than people.