FROM THE PULPIT: We have received new life in Christ

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 17:35 PM.

The other evening while at a dinner with friends, our hosts told us how they acquired their friendly golden lab, Bud.

Bud showed up at their house one day, carrying a bone in his mouth and about 20 ticks on his body. The family felt sorry for this poor dog.

After several days, they realized the dog wasn’t leaving, so they took him to a vet to learn about his health and get him cleaned up.

Bud behaved well, but it was obvious he had not been treated well in the past.

He seemed shy about sleeping in the garage. When his family said goodnight, he looked at them as if to say, "Are you sure? You don’t want me outside, rather than warm and dry in here?"

When Bud received a pillow on which to sleep, he looked at his family as if to say, "Are you sure? This is for me?” The family said, "It’s for you! It’s okay! Go ahead and sleep on it."

They placed a stuffed toy before him and Bud just looked at it. He seemed to not know what to do with it. Once again, he looked at his family as if to say, "Are you sure? This is for me? To keep? To play with?" The family said, "It’s for you! It’s okay! Go ahead and play with it. It’s all yours!"



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