Last weekend we took care of our friends’ goldendoodle, a cross between a poodle and a golden retriever. Buddy was an excellent companion, mellow and loving. As we interacted, I was again reminded how much a dog tells us about loving God. All Buddy really wanted was our love. He reveled in being petted, positioning himself so as best to receive our touches and attention. He seemed to know that he did not need to do anything to “earn” this love other than just making himself open and aware of us. His purpose was not achieve us, but to receive us. And so it is with our relationship to God. How do we position ourselves, purpose ourselves, to receive Him?
|John Day River