Is Your Redeemer 10
"Rejoice, barren one, who did not give birth; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the forsaken one will be more than the children of the married woman," says the Lord. "Enlarge the site of your tent, and let your tent curtains be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your ropes, and drive your pegs deep. For you will spread out to the right and to the left, and your descendants will dispossess nations and inhabit the desolate cities. Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame; don't be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced. For you will forget the shame of your youth, and you will no longer remember the disgrace of your widowhood. For your husband is your Maker- His name is Yahweh of Hosts- and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth."
Isaiah 54:1-5 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
She was about 3 months old... alone... lost in a great big world. We took her in... tried to find her owners to no avail. The little hungry, frightened, diseased pup became ours.
Now a few months later she is healthy, loved, and... she thinks she is the head of our home! She really thinks that we exist for her joy and benefit when in fact she lives because of our benevolence and compassion.
Yes... she is a delight and loved... and she benefits as a result... yet... she lives ultimately for our pleasure as a result of our compassion.
May we have more sense than a dog.
This is in The Name.