Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dumb Dog

So today I was on the way home from church and like most Sundays in the Summer I was thinking about what we would talk about for our devotion that evening during our youth pool party. A lot of times I will use the stories that come from my 6 year olds Sunday School lesson. They are great Biblical Foundation and can typically be tied into a point that teenagers will not mind thinking about. Well anyway, I’m driving down Grelot Rd. and the traffic ahead of me starts to slow down, I look to my left in the opposite lane and I see a lady jumping out of her car waving her arms, back in the direction in which I am heading. My first thought is oh man there’s a wreck, I hope it’s not someone I know. Well I kept looking trying to see around the slow moving traffic, and as we moved along ever so slowly, There are more people getting out of their cars on the other side of the road. Then I noticed a lady a good ways up in the turn lane getting out of her car and another lady on my side of the road ahead of me getting out. I noticed that they are all walking in the same direction. Traffic in my lane is still literally crawling. Well about that time I catch a glimpse of this little brown dog running across Grelot rd in the other lane and then he ran back. He started to run to one of the people that was standing outside of their cars, and then would dart back in the other direction . Bear in mind this is in the middle of Grelot Rd. This went on for what seemed like at least a couple of minutes. This dog had successfully single “pawedly” shut down Grelot Rd. Of course my kids are in the back cheering for the dog to get out of the road to safety. All I could think was……Dumb Dog. Eventually, to my delight, the dog decided it would be a good idea to get out of the west bound lanes and run back up the east bound side, still carefully avoiding anyone that had stopped to try to help the dumb little beast. As we drove on, my daughter Courtney said daddy you should talk about that dog in our devotion tonight. At first I kind of laughed it off, and then the farther I drove it hit me that God gives us all sorts of opportunities to be saved. The Bible says in Revelations 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” It’s kind of like that dog. He had all kind of opportunities to be safe and saved from the traffic, but he wouldn’t commit to anyone of them. After all maybe he thought it was fun running between the cars and trucks on Grelot, or maybe he was scared to death and just didn’t know which way to go. If that’s you today, stop running away. God is knocking on the door and giving you another opportunity.

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