Let’s face it, our pets see a side of us few others do. If you could have a conversation with your canine “best friend,” what would they say to you? Would they compliment you on your repeated generosity, love or kindness? OR, would they express concern over your selfish behavior, or your lack of compassion? Be a true friend today!
“If you love me keep my commands.” John 14:15
“This is my command: love each other.” John 15:17
Yes, dogs are wonderful, amazing creatures. But let’s not forget who created them. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that dog’s were created to become such best friends with mankind. But let us acknowledge that creatures are not meant to be worshipped. Let our worship and praise be directed towards our God who created them.
It’s amazing how fast Brody picks things up. He is a smart one, watching humans and big brother Jake. “Do you want a treat?” the words don’t escape his attention. He excitedly follows Jake and me over to the box of biscuits in the pantry. Brody sprints over to me when I excitedly inquire, “Do you want to go for a walk?” and then waits patiently while I put on his harness.
Once outside Brody has trouble distinguishing friend from foe. He barks at garbage cans, other dogs, and pedestrians who simply stop to admire him. We still have a lot of work to do. At least he’s starting to figure out why we are taking him outside so frequently. Most of the time he complies by doing his buisness.