My Cancer Blog

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)


Peggy said...

I love your post! What a sweet illustration of how we can have a soft landing because of Jesus. Your dog is beautiful. Bless him for taking the brunt of injury in the accident. I hope he can get over his fears and enjoy splashing around in the water. You, too. Praying for you and yours.

Denise said...

I love this Lisa; started out enjoying the humor and pictures of Bud, and ended with a warm and loving feeling deep in my heart. What a beautiful way of illustrating the best gift and greatest love we could have ever been blessed with!

Blessings and love sweet friend,

Jane said...

Jesus' sacrifice was the greatest gift ever. Wonderful post Lisa! Never thought about the fact that He still bears the scars of His sacrifice, even in His new glorified body. That gives me something to ponder today! Georgie is a fraidy cat like Bud also. Maybe he has some vision problems too? He's especially afraid of the dark.

Ken said...

Wow Lisa, I love how you used your dog and the accident in sharing the message of Jesus and Him dieing for us on the cross. I am so thankful for Jesus taking my place on the cross. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

he's sooo those glasses on him but mostly that pic of him cuddled up....I'm glad he's okay....and I really like your analogy.

Jedidja said...

I love your blog! It is very beautiful like you everyday life connects to a spiritual lesson. Thank you. And what a sweet dog. Give him a hug from me.

Never Forsaken said...

Thanks so much for your prayers and friendship Peggy1
~God Bless~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Blessings and love to you also Denise!

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jane,
I'm sure Georgie appreciates being called a fraidy CAT!
~God Bless, my friend~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jedidja,
I'm so glad you enjoyed this!
~God Bless~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Thanks Ken~ Glad to see you back to blogging. Sorry this reply is so late...just got back online myself, and trying to get caught up.~God Bless~

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Sarah,
Sorry this reply is so late...just got back online, and trying to get caught up.
That pic with Bud cuddling was found very recently...I didn't even know it existed until now! It's so good to hear from you again!~God Bless~

Jedidja said...

And ... thank yu for your comment today on my blog!!! It is so recognizable what you write. Besides autism, my son chose the wrong way with dealing drugs, drinking too much alcohol. He lived at night, on the street. I do not write accurately about ... But it felt very good to read your comment. Thank you. xxx

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