It's not a great picture, but here's Kody resting in his new home in Texas, with his buddy Kobe running around like a maniac in the background.
Sometimes we go through hard times and we can't imagine why it's happening or when it will end, let alone a reason for the strain. Maybe we don't get our ideal home, companion, and nice back yard at the end of this life, but for those who trust in Christ, a grander end and eternity awaits.
Kody and Kobe held their faith. They endured separation from the one who loved them. They trusted that eventually life would be different. A joyous reunion with their Master was their faithful reward. I look forward to the same.
I hope you will too.