Thursday, June 2, 2011

Even a Dog has a Purpose.

Undersized, smelly but cute are the words that came to mind when I looked at the small black and white dog. His life had not started in the best of circumstances. The women who owned him had dubbed him worthless. He was a give away due to an overbite that caused his tongue to stick out of his mouth and markings that were not show worthy. As a result he was thrown in with a group of female cocker spaniels who would not let him eat his food. At 2.5 pounds you would think he would be too small to emit such a smell but he reeked. Taking pity on the small animal, we accepted him into our family. During his third bath I looked into his eyes and I could see something more than just his outside flaws. Even though he had been dubbed worthless, I could see him doing great things. And he did. This special animal has brought joy to the life of my family. Through horrible times he has licked away tears, loved a crying baby, given cuddles during times of fear, and caused many a laugh even during tense moments.  His purpose is clear. When I look at my special little dog who came from such meager beginnings, I always think of a favorite children’s song that I used to sing as a child.

By: Joel Hemphill
He's still working on me to make me what I ought to be. 
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
 the sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
 How loving and patient He must be, He's still working on me.

1. There really ought to be a sign upon the heart,
don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part.
 But I'll be perfect just according to His plan.
 Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.


2. In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see. Makes me wonder why He never gave up on me.
 He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray. Remember, he's the Potter, I'm the clay.


Relief washes over me as I realize that many times I have felt worthless but I know my purpose. Serve the Almighty. My markings are wrong and I am not fully developed but I have been accepted into God's family. God knows what I can be and He is still pushing me towards His goal for who He wants me to be. How wonderful that in this world full of people who will judge and shut me out for my flaws and for who I am, I am still loved by a wonderful Savior no matter what I look like on the outside or the inside.

1 comment:

  1. I really loved this post. You are a gifted writer. We have long haired dachshunds too. The picture is too sweet.