Living Oblivious

Carl was oblivious to the circumstances. He was prancing around like he was going to be chosen to go camping. On the other hand, Bee wouldn’t leave my side for fear that she would be left behind. I tried to comfort the little girl by telling her she would be the one to go but after being left in the past, she didn’t want to take a chance.

It is funny to think about the differences in the dogs’ behaviors and the assumptions that both made about what was going to happen. Carl appeared to be a little arrogant with his head held high as he pranced around. On the other hand, Bee seemed terrified of being left.

As I observed the posture that my dogs took, I couldn’t help but think about our own posture before God. Many people emulate the confidence the Pharisees portrayed regarding their final destination.  They were so prideful about knowing how to get to Heaven that they didn’t recognize the only Way to get there.

On the other hand, prostitutes, invalids, and the twelve disheveled men that Jesus selected as His disciples followed Him around for three years until it became crystal clear that this man was God’s son.

How often do we all live in a state of oblivion? Just the other day, I found Carl sleeping on the back porch directly under the sun roof. As he lay in the brightness of the sun, the light diminished his figure in the process.

The contrast of his figure made me ponder. Isn’t this how we should live so that we don’t get caught in a state of oblivion? Jesus states that He is the light of the world. John 8:12. If so, if we are living in His light, shouldn’t our figures be diminished and His enhanced?

Carl didn’t see it coming when I pranced him over to the neighbor’s house before loading Bee into the truck. He continued to appear confident and sure of himself. I almost felt sorry for him. Then it struck me. Isn’t that how we exist in our own state of oblivion, confident in ourselves without regard for God?IMG_1793

2 thoughts on “Living Oblivious

  1. Kathleen Aylor

    Thank you, Cora. Again, you always have some insightful truth to share with all of us. I so enjoy your writings inspired by the Holy Spirit!! Hope to see you tomorrow at lunch time. I’m hoping to get there in the midst of all this packing and moving. Maybe I will take a break and drive over! Love to you, Kathleen

    On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 9:32 PM, The Adventures of Carl wrote:

    > coradarrah posted: “Carl was oblivious to the circumstances. He was > prancing around like he was going to be chosen to go camping. On the other > hand, Bee wouldn’t leave my side for fear that she would be left behind. I > tried to comfort the little girl by telling her she would” >

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