Wednesday, July 18, 2012
What Can He Do?
Yesterday I had the priviledge of speaking to a group of children about my experience with dogs and God. First off, I love that phrase, "dogs and God." Second, it was Tilly's first time with a group and she only was slightly embarrassing with her weird noises. And finally, it was good to take Foster because he's done so many group presentations, but this likely was his last. After explaining Foster's blindness and rapidly depleting ability to hear, a snide tweener asked, "well what CAN he do?" The question smacked of questioning Foster's usefulness. Having been a bit of a snarky teen myself, I couldn't fault the kid fully. I answered that Foster still enjoys walks, rides in the car, and eating. Later, I thought about the question and I missed an opportunity to say what Foster can really still do. He can still be my friend. Too often we dismiss a person because they can't do some things or they are very limited. We write them off, not wanting to be inconvenienced. However, God cares about the widows, orphans, and all those who are forgotten and dismissed. If God cares about them, then we need to as well. I don't think it's something that comes to us naturally. It comes supernaturally. We need to pray for God to change our hearts to "break our hearts with what breaks His." Today, look for a way to get out of your comfort zone. Reach out to someone in kindness today. You never know when you might be "entertaining the company of angels."