Peace Rolled In

Vern held on to the tip of the foam mattress with his baby teeth and pulled it through the door. Before letting go, he shook it violently. Instantly, he lost interest, went over and took a long sip of water, and proceeded to walk through the doggy door that led into the bright sunlight.

Within seconds, he positioned himself in the warm beam of the sun and fell asleep. Noise that resembled an old man snoring immediately came from the little puppy. Peace had rolled in and taken over.

Sometimes all we need to do is look at life from a different angle. This is what Vern has shown me in the last couple of weeks. As much as this little dog can teach me, there is no comparison to opening up the scriptures and taking hold of a verse.

Just today, as I was reading my Bible, my perspective of the power of God forever changed. Acts 16:14 states, “One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”

The words, “The Lord opened her heart” never had stopped me in my tracks like it did this time. These words freed me from the feelings of being responsible for the reaction of others to God’s word. Paul was not held accountable for how he shared his faith. In the same manner, neither are we. All God wants us to do is share the love he has for everyone.

I know I can get weirded out when I try to take on the responsibility of sharing God’s love with others. God will do the rest.

Our puppy Vern doesn’t care what we think of him as he does life. Even when he pees in the wrong place or takes out one of our shoes to chew, he is loved. In the same manner, shouldn’t we be content in God’s love for us?

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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