As I was reading an article just now, the words “canine loyalty” leapt from the page. If anyone has ever had a dog for a pet, you will immediately know what that phrase means. Dogs are probably the most loyal and devoted creatures Elohim ever created.
A lady in our congregation has such a dog. He is loving and devoted to only her, will not leave her side when she’s around and he obeys her immediately. One day she and I went out to lunch and when I took her home, BJ (her dog) acted as if she had been gone forever! As we sat on her porch chatting, he whined and whimpered and snuggled up to her with such abandoned joy to see her again.
There’s an old song with the line, “Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes.” That is canine loyalty. Shouldn’t we, as Yahovah’s children, have that same type of love, devotion and loyalty to Him and each other? When we are praising and worshiping our Creator, shouldn’t we do so with that same abandon and joy?
My husband had an aunt and cousin who would actually run out to the car before anyone even got out, excited to see their visitors, squealing and laughing with joy! It was always a pleasure to go visit them because you knew they were truly glad to see you. Are we truly glad to see friends and family? We should be, for all too soon they will be gone, just like Jim’s Aunt. Never let an opportunity pass to show your heavenly Father how happy you are to be in His presence. Be ever loyal and devoted to each other.
There was a joke making the email rounds awhile back that went … “If you want to know who loves you the most, just lock your dog and your best friend in the trunk of your car and come back in an hour or so, open the trunk and see which one’s happy to see you.” I know that is a bit extreme but the point is: canine loyalty. We should all make the effort to make that a part of our character.
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