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My husky, Logan, is a terrible watch dog. It is not a slam against him but a common trait in huskies. They have a friendly and trusting nature. If someone were to break into the house he would try to lick them and perhaps lead them straight to my purse.
My golden, on the other hand, is fiercely protective. It doesn’t matter who you are, he will bark and growl until he knows you are safe. He has a big dog voice and when he feels threatened all the hair along his back bristles. He resembles a large golden bear.
As I was reading my bible this morning a verse stuck out to me. 1 John 4:17-18, “God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s.” (The Message)
Again, my thoughts turn towards my dogs. Logan shows love unreservedly, unconditionally. He doesn’t worry. Worry is a form of fear and the verse goes on to say that “there is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear.” Let us love with abandon not with fear. Sometimes we forget that our Father is our Great Protector, He banishes fear through His love for us.
How has an animal or pet brought you happiness? Has a furry friend done something amazing?
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