Here is our dear anonymous dog. We think his name means Guardian of the home, which is why we picked his name. He is our constant companion and security. That is, until there is a thunderstorm in the area, then we are his protectors as he cowers behind our legs.
I wasn’t going to show pictures in my blog. But, this is an exception. He is my dear friend and sometimes my confident. I can tell him anything and he sits quietly listening. His only request is a mini carrot to munch on while he pretends to care.
He reminds me often of the presence of our Lord. He is a constant presence through all seasons of my life. He will stand between me and any trouble. He listens and loves me no matter what. The difference between the dog and God? The Lord is the awesome creator of those wonderful thunderstorms. When you listen you can hear His presence. The Lord does care, without fail and without changing. Also, the Lord does not sit and beg for carrots. We do not have to go through the motions of sit, say hello, high-five, down low and house bark. I can call on His name and He is there, the dog, not so much…
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is this, Matt:28:20b, “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (New Living Translation)
I have found this to be true. Throughout all the seasons of my life I have never gone through any of it alone. The Lord has been my constant companion. Things that have thrown me to the ground shaking and unstable have not moved Him from His throne of Grace. Nothing has taken Him by surprise. When I recover from earth shattering things and am in my right mind, I see this. I then can open up my hands to receive all He has for me. It is a wonderful feeling, even better than seeing my little dog come running down the steps, tail wagging and grinning ready to jump up and let me know I’ve been missed. Or, at least, where are his carrots?