This was touching to an animal lover like myself, but above the touching story it reminded of our awesome life after this one. Much like us, I believe that poor elephant who'd been in bondage and by the looks of it abused all her life, she could not imagine what was prepared for her! 1 Corinthians 2:9 "but just as it is written, “ THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”"
I've often felt that Paul's prison epistles must be especially comforting to Christians in prison, but I realize that we are all in chains in this life, this world. But while in this world to be bondservants of the Lord, we can be content (Phil 4:11) even in chains. Ephesians 6:20 "for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
FYI, the Greek word for slave (Greek: 'Doulous') is normally translated bondservant or servant, but should be 'slave'. John MacArthur has a great set of sermons on slave and a book which I have not read but heard good things about. http://www.gty.org/products/Audio-Lessons/41-54/The-Greatness-of-Being-a-Slave
Jesus said in John 14:1-3 "1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."
The place is prepared, you need only accept Him as your Lord and Savior, give yourself over to Him entirely and only then will you have eternal life with Him and know what it truly means to live (in this life and the next) out of bondage.