Our Adorable Little Stray Puppy, part blue heeler and part dalmatian, etc, etc, etc.
This was written about 4 years ago:
This little stray puppy came to our yard and when Bobby tried to run her off, she was just too little to know what he meant.She was only about 3 weeks old and we think now that someone dumped her out. He had to pick her up and carry her about 2 blocks which was close to where he thought she belonged.
Next day…she was back in our yard. We did not want a dog, so he picked her up and carried her away again. Next day…she was back and she had lain down and gone to sleep before he noticed her. He reached down to pick her up and she got scared and bit him. Third time is charm, they say!
So…we had to keep her up for 10 days. I called the County Health Department and the State Health Department to see who was responsible for keeping her up. I was sure it would be the county but they informed us that we were responsible!
Well, after we had kept her tied and fed and watered and petted about 5 days, I couldn’t have parted with her. We put signs up in all the stores here in our town with her picture on it but no one claimed her. So we have us a little puppy.
She is now about 6 months old. She is not and never was and never will be…worth a dime to us. She takes effort to feed and keep fresh water out. We had to build a chain link fence to keep her in. We had to buy her a dog house for cold weather.
I gave her some old soft towels to lay on in her dog house and she took them out of the dog house and let them get wet and nasty. I cut up two good blankets to make sure she had a dry, clean one every time the weather turns cold or wet. I even ordered her a couple of doggy thermal blankets, for those extremely cold days. We have had to take her to the Vet a number of times for the red mange. We are going to have to take her in a couple of weeks to have her spayed. She has become a high-dollar dog! Like I said, she is not worth anything to us…but we love her so much!
Well, you probably know where I am going with this! There is no comparison to this and God’s love for us, but this does make me think of it. Lately, for some reason, a lot of secular things causes me to think of spiritual matters. Maybe because I’m getting older and drawing nearer to the time when I will see Him face to face.
Our God created us. He loved us so much! But we are not worth anything to Him except for the fact that He seeks pure hearts to love and worship Him. We are totally worthless and even our righteousness to Him….is like filthy rags in His sight. “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags….” Isaiah 6:4
Why should He love us so much? Enough to let His dear Son die on the cross to cancel out our sins? We know it had to take something very precious, but it boggles the human mind! How pure and holy we should try to be because He deems us to be worth something!
God determined before the foundation of the world that Christ would come to earth and live in human form and that His brutal death on a cross would satisfy, in God’s sight,the worst sins that man could do, if man would repent and obey Him and live faithfully unto death. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. (Revelation 13:8)
You can read the story line of that cross and that love, from Genesis through Revelation. You can read it ALL in a year’s time…reading 3-4 chapters per day…about 15 minutes of your time. It will mightily be worth your time!