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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Getting his feet wet

Assessing the situation…
[Boldly] stepping out in faith…
Come on Mom, this isn’t so bad!
CIMG1108Taking  a closer look…

We took Bud to the Lake (Lake Michigan) for the first time. This was the first actual body of water aside from his drinking bowl, or the bathtub, or the small garden pond (which he fell into last spring), that the dog has ever seen!
It was so fun to watch his reaction to the water. I was very surprised that he headed straight towards the water since this dog is afraid of EVERYTHING: Falling leaves, his shadow (seriously), wet grass (really…seriously!), loud trucks, the vet, thunder, acorns falling onto the deck, cats, small puppies, smaller Chihuahuas, doggie cologne,….Well, you get the drift.
We were delighted to see this dog having so much fun. This was Bud’s first time going for a long car ride.
You see, until this summer he was deathly afraid of riding in a car because, when he was 3 months old, and seated on our youngest daughter’s lap in the passenger seat of her friend’s car,  her friend’s car was broad-sided in a collision.
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(Buddy shortly after the accident)… He did look a bit dizzy LOL!
Thank God she and her friend were not hurt, But Bud got slammed into the passenger window, which, more than likely, saved our daughter from serious injury (or worse), since Buddy took the brunt of it while she was slammed into him instead of into the window herself! We believe that is why he has such a problem with depth perception. The dog really does walk into walls…a lot.
WORD PLAY WITH BUDDY  The scholarly hound
Buddy reading about earth science
I can’t help but be reminded of what Jesus did for us on the cross. He was our substitute, He took the brunt of the collision course that our sins would have sent us into…
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…
We would have been a fatality in that collision.
For the wages of sin is death…
Instead, we have a soft landing in Him. He took that fatal blow for us my friend! And it was by no accident, as He did so willfully, because He loves us!
But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
His hands…the same hands that formed and created everything, including us…still bear the scars from the nails…
Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands…
Don’t you find it amazing that even in His glorified body, those nail scars remain as a reminder of His sacrifice for us, yet we are promised a perfect (unscarred) body when we join Him in eternity?
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead (in Christ) shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1Cor.15:52)
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.(1Thes. 4:17)
So, even though we chuckle at Bud as he walks into a wall, or misses the corner, or slams his snout into the glass of the screen door…we will always remember that he went through something pretty bad, but we are so thankful that he was there on our daughters lap that day!
Aren’t you glad Jesus was there on your cross that day?
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of a cross.                                                               (Phil. 2:5-8)

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