My focus today is of the four-legged kind. Of course, that can range from big to small, from horses to hedgehogs and all that lies in between. Our family has had many animals throughout the years that have been near and dear to our hearts. Each one brought their individual presence in personality and devotion. Some are there for cuddle comfort but more often than not, some are there to assist in daily living. This can range from a working ranch horse to a livestock dog to one who helps as a guide in many different realms as the need dictates.
The photo below is of a Chihuahua mix who became a rescue dog to one of our daughters. Now she's not exactly a Border Collie or a German Shepherd but she has her own style of cuteness. This abandoned critter seemed to know where to find a heart that would give safety, affection and much needed attention. Frightened and hungry, she timidly entered a new life with a human who gave her a sheltered home and the name Cedar.
How about Lizzy? A rather different kind of cat with great big eyes. She also had an instinct to find someone who would feed and care for her. Starving and in poor shape, this feline was nursed back to health by our other daughter and gave her a safe place to live. Most of the rescue animals that we have had throughout the years have something in common - they chose us, we don't chose them. They come uninvited and yet win us over because they are vulnerable and in need.
In retrospect, the human spirit has been damaged if you believe about the fall of humankind that began with Adam and Eve. God saw the need to rescue. The definition of rescue is to free from danger, imprisonment or difficulty - to save, to deliver. Our God changed the cosmos in spiritual realm with Christ on the Cross. He changed the dynamics for His beloved creation. His Eternal Love will receive anyone who looks for rescue, providing a home where belonging finally is realized.
Join me at The Turn-Up Patch for my next post on Monday, November 20th. "See you then!"