I have a new dog that I rescued named Sawyer. He is about 1 year old, about 10 pounds, and he is definitely the sweetest, kindest, most loving little pup you’ve ever met. Over the past 2 weeks, he has been through A LOT. Neutering, vaccinations, being shipped cross-country, microchipped, etc. Plus, when I found him at this mega-adoption event I attended, he was sick, he was in a VERY hot room with over a thousand other loud animals, and he was crammed in a cage with another dog. But he’s still so sweet. He doesn’t bark, he doesn’t whine, he doesn’t run. He can be picked up and passed from person to person and he will just cuddle them. What I think is so funny about my little dog though, is how he follows me from room to room and just wants to lie at my feet.
Isn’t that a beautiful picture of the relationship between God and His church? As little Sawyer’s life was saved and he was rescued from a cage, Jesus – being on such an incomparable scale – saved our lives and rescued us from the bondage of sin… and now that we are His, we are called to follow Him wherever he leads and just lay at His feet. He wants us to listen to Him, give Him our burdens, and be obedient. And just like I have to do a lot of work to care for my dog, like potty-train him, take him to the vet to get more shots and medication, and teach him commands, God is continuously working on us. He is “training” us to be more like Jesus, He is teaching us His commands, and He is always, always, always caring for us and thinking about us, because He loves us unconditionally and wants to see us get “better” every day! Gotta love Him!
Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!