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Stuck

Vern and Bee have enjoyed the days since my accident. They love having us home all day long to snuggle up against. Vern has been particularly attentive. Whenever it appears that I am in pain or lonely, he will jump up on my chair and slide his body next to mine.

Vern and Bee are only two of the many blessings that I have received through this time. Many people have appeared at my door with a meal and a conversation to distract me from my situation. I have had many emails and texts from individuals who have placed me in their prayers. My husband has been extra attentive and been willing to take directions on the chores that I once considered mine.

I pray that I will never forget the kindness that has been directed in my direction. But if I was to name my greatest blessing, it would be how I am stuck. You see before this accident, I had been praying to God to help me get out of a mindset that centered around worldly success. I was becoming more and more preoccupied with defining myself by the numbers and not by my creator’s vision of me.

As I look into the Word, I am reminded how men and women within God’s will were stuck. Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth, was one such woman. Her husband and two sons had died leaving her abandoned in an ungodly land far away from her family and friends. When the story opens, Naomi is filled with grief and is unable to see her blessings.

With nothing to lose, she decides to walk back to her home, a place where she had heard that the Lord had visited. As she begins her walk, she is joined by her two daughters-in-law. But after she pleads with them to return to their home, one returns but her daughter-in-law, Ruth refuses to leave. And in that moment Ruth turns to Naomi and states, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

And in that moment, a bond is formed between these two women that will live for eternity. Naomi and Ruth do return to Bethlehem and Naomi marries one of Ruth’s relatives and both women are taken care of for the remainder of their lives. But that isn’t where the miracle ends. You see Ruth’s baby was named Obed, the father of Jesse, and the grandfather of King David.

So I have come to believe that God works when we are stuck. It is in these times that He does his greatest work. So as I sit with my leg propped up, unable to walk, I will turn my eyes upward and wait on the Lord.

As for Vern and Bee, you will find them waiting beside me.

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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