Thunder shakes my mountain as I sit down in my oversized recliner to write tonight’s post. My little buddy, “Scout” swiftly jumps into my lap to remind me that dogs were never fans of stormy weather. He presses himself tightly against my chest and it’s only after I’ve wrapped him in my arms he gains the confidence to growl defiantly in reply to the low rumbles that echo through the hills and hollers. I sometimes think that God gave us dogs so that we could see things from his perspective in small ways. From the dogs perspective people are immortal and seem to have powers that are beyond their comprehension. We can touch a wall and make light come or go. We provide food without hunting. And we see to their everyday lives so that they want for nothing. So why wouldn’t anyone seek shelter from the storms in the arms of such power?
The rain is coming down in sheets now and the sound of rain hitting the roof is enough to drown the noise from the TV. Scout looks at me as if to ask how much longer I will let it rain. I can only stroke his fur and speak soft words of comfort but it’s enough for him curl up and try to sleep though his fear. It’s not really an act of denial of his concerns but an expression of trust. As worrisome as the storm is he has faith that I’ll keep him safe and dry.
As I said, I sometimes wonder if God gave us dogs so that we can understand him better. The word worship is rooted in the description of a dog licking his master’s hand. The vet tells me that when a dog licks you that it’s a way of him comforting himself. The act of licking soothes a dog in the same way that petting the dog can sooth a person.
So to tie it all together for a Sunday night, we will always face storms in our lives. But if we can trust God with the same faith that our dogs trust us he will move heaven and earth to see to our needs. And if we think about how worshipping the master (licking) comforts a dog then how much more should we find comfort in worshipping God?
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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