"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other." (1 John 4:11)
Recently a kind lady found a six week
old puppy abandoned in her driveway. It was skin and bones, covered in
fleas, and close to death. It was beyond belief how anyone could do this
to a little, baby dog. This wonderful woman, though, rescued this tiny,
white ball of fluff, took him in and bathed him a long time to kill the
fleas. Then unable to raise him herself she put a notice on Facebook
trying to find him a good home. It was there that my daughter saw it.
She knew that I was hoping to get my oldest son, JJ a new puppy. It
wasn’t long then until we were bringing this little guy home. My son
named him, “Fluffy.”
After another bath,
a few good meals, and a trip to the vet Fluffy no longer seemed sick or
sad. Instead his true personality emerged. Just this morning he chewed
on my ankles, my toes, the rugs, his chew toy, and his own tail. He
wiggled out of his new collar. He whined his way onto my lap while I ate
breakfast. He wolfed down his puppy chow and pooped on the floor. He
barked at his toy bone, chased the my old beagle all over the house, and
french kissed the cat. He also melted all of our hearts with his
happiness and unconditional love. It looks like he is going to be quite
a handful as he grows up but we don’t mind. I am sure that he was meant
to come to us at this time and to bring his love into our lives.
Isn’t it incredible
how our Heavenly Father can use even the worst acts that some of us do
to bring out the best in the rest of us? I thank that sweet lady who
saved Fluffy’s life and I want her to know that he will always be loved
and cared for here.
We are all connected
in this life. We are connected with each other. We are connected with
God. We are connected with all of His creatures. We can weaken those
connections with acts of evil or we can strengthen them with acts of
Love. May you always choose Love.
By: Joseph J.