Monday, May 13, 2013

How to Walk with God

Honeybun goes in for laser treatment #2 this morning for her problems, whatever they are, with her back right hip. She went with us to my son Matt's law school graduation this past weekend. I couldn't leave her with our dog sitter because she is far from healed. She still has trouble walking, mostly first thing in the morning, but nonetheless, was a perfect traveler. When we arrived, she sat at the hotel window, peacefully gazing out at the mountain scenery that enthralls me as well. We left her at my son's house during the ceremony, and she managed to hop up on the couch, injury notwithstanding, and seemed quite blissful when we returned.

She is getting better, but very, very slowly. She is very hesitant to bear weight on her back right leg, but as the day goes on will gingerly start to walk on it. Yet every single time I go to the front door, she perks her ears, and wags her tail, and manages to haul herself up. If someone is going for a walk, she wants to be in on it.

I wish I could be more like my dog. Completely uncomplaining, totally accepting of whatever she is dealt, and finding a way to lie down on the comfy couch even when all the bounce in her joints are unbounced. Wherever her master takes her, she finds a beautiful place to park herself, and gazes upon loveliness. She trusts that her master has taken her to a good place, a right place, and she will settle there peacefully. She doesn't need to understand where she is going, why she is there, or even why she is suffering. All she needs to know is that her master desires it and is near, and that is enough for her.

I could learn much about walking with God from my dog.

Psalm 9:10 NIV
[10] Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 20:7 NIV
[7] Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 28:7 NIV
[7] The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

-save a dog-