Sunday, April 02, 2006

Man's best friend? Yeah, right!

Dogs are supposedly man's best friend. A friend of mine pointed out that dogs can lead the blind, help police do their job, learn all kinds of tricks - they can even be movie stars! Cats? Well, cats just look pretty. We finally got a dog about a year ago. "Yankee" is part Pembroke welsh corgi and part spawn of evil. He knows so many tricks, but he also knows exactly what to do to be evil. Like yesterday, for example. He snuck into my book bag and destroyed a restore CD for my laptop. It was my own fault for leaving the bag out in the open, but I still think Yankee somehow knew it would make me upset. I called for a replacement, but Toshiba wants 40 bucks for a license I already own!!! (Don't buy a Toshiba product - they are terrible to their customers) .

One thing that dogs have, though, is absolute love for their owners. Yankee puts up with a lot - he humors us when we ask him to do tricks, he was a sport when we took him to see the ocean (he even took an unexpected swim in a large tide), he welcomes us home even when we're late... He's really a great pet.

That reminded me of God's absolute love for us. God loves us in spite of our several flaws. God loves us no matter what we've done in the past. He will forgive all of our sins if we ask Him and welcomes us in his open arms. One of the most famous verses in the bible, John 3:16, says that God loves us so much that He sent His only beloved son to die for us so that whoever believes in Him will share eternal life with Him. Think about that for a minute. God loves us so much. So much. He loves all of us so much that he gave the greatest sacrifice that any parent can give. Don't ever think that He can't possibly love you because of what you might have done in the past - He loves everyone unconditionally. Christ died for all of our sins. Remember that as Easter sneaks upon us!


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