I am in the craft room working…low and behold…there Oscar is…again…on the same day as last year. I think the message deserves a repeat post. The Father used my dog again.
Oscar and The Reminder
Our furry baby is a West Highland Terrier named Oscar.
We are “empty nesters” and he has moved into our hearts and taken it, throwing away that silly key! He drives us crazy (‘tenacious terriers” is not an understatement). But we cannot imagine life without him. We lost our other Westie, Bubba almost six years ago and we were never having another animal because his death hurt so much.
Right…….Our animals can teach us a lot.
Oscar brought something to my attention again. I have seen it before, and most likely written about it..but it really confirmed the importance of the lesson to me again.
I have an “office/craft room” that was once one of the boys’ bedrooms. I write at the desk and make jewelry, wreaths and anything else I see on Pinterest that I think I can complete or at least attempt to complete!
Oscar knows when I am going to be in the room for a while. He will come in and look at me, stand there for a while…and trot off in a hurry to retrieve his “Mr. Bear”. Yes, he has a stuffed bear he sleeps with; I told you he was a baby.
At any rate, he wants to be right where I am. He wants to be right beneath his master’s feet. He wants to see me, be with me and keep me in His sight.
I want to be like that.
I want to be right under my Master’s feet all the time. I want to see Him, be with Him and keep Him in my sight.
“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’ ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:38-42
I want to be a Mary. I don’t want to miss it.
The Father never goes anywhere…He is always there for me. Abba Father just used Oscar again to remind of that fact.
IN CHRIST ALONE
*personal photos, NIV