Rest by Gary Rose

Last Saturday night, I just started to get into bed, turned and saw this. My dog, Pal was already in his bed and was laying on his toy. To me, this was the perfect image of rest. He looked tired, but satisfied. More than that, there seemed to be something about the relationship between Pal and his toy that gave him great pleasure!

I called my wife Linda and she went absolutely loved the pose. So much so, that she grabbed her cell and took this picture! I went to bed thinking about this and almost a week later, it is still on my mind.

Then, I rediscovered this Psalm...

Psalm 95 (World English Bible)
 1 Oh come, let’s sing to Yahweh.
Let’s shout aloud to the rock of our salvation!
  2 Let’s come before his presence with thanksgiving.
Let’s extol him with songs!
  3 For Yahweh is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
  4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth.
The heights of the mountains are also his.
  5 The sea is his, and he made it.
His hands formed the dry land.
  6 Oh come, let’s worship and bow down.
Let’s kneel before Yahweh, our Maker,
  7 for he is our God.
We are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep in his care. (emphasis added)
Today, oh that you would hear his voice!
  8 Don’t harden your heart, as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
  9 when your fathers tempted me,
tested me, and saw my work.
  10 Forty long years I was grieved with that generation,
and said, “It is a people that errs in their heart.
They have not known my ways.”
  11 Therefore I swore in my wrath,
“They won’t enter into my rest.”

Those of us who belong to God have a relationship with HIM. We listen to HIM and HE in return, hears our prayers. There is great comfort in knowing that we have a “rest” in HIM today and an “Eternal REST” in HIM beyond this life.

Needless to say, I went to sleep rejoicing that I could see the love of God in a small dog and his toy!!!

Keep looking, the love of God is everywhere!!