Fur ball love

His eyes follow me wherever I go.

If I head up the stairs, he is right there beside me. He lays down at my feet as I fold laundry. He jumps onto the bed as I do bedtime with the littles. He is always aware of where I am and what I’m doing.

He checks on each little when he wakes. Sniffing, wagging, checking in to make sure they are well. He sits on their feet. They are mine, he says.

He barks at loud noises and stands ready to devour anyone who might threaten his people.

He is fluffy and handsome, and he loves his belly scratched.

And although my hubby is a stud muffin and for sure loves a good belly scratch –  I’m talking about my dog.

My dog is part shepherd. 

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And as I watch him watch me, his breed really strikes me. A shepherd. Aware at all times, ready to protect, always near, always devoted, always on alert. Loving, protective, close.

Yesterday I was doing homeschooling with the kids – Laurentz read about a shepherd – a shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep. A shepherd who lovingly says, “They are mine.” A shepherd who is compassionate, protective, close.

His eyes are on you. His eyes are on me. He doesn’t miss a beat.

He is our shepherd and we are his.

So friends, if you have any type of critter that loves you through thick and thin, protects you, sits on your feet and snuggles you close – know that God may be using that warm fur ball to remind you of a love that will see us through every moment of the coming days, weeks and months. 

We are not alone.

6 thoughts on “Fur ball love

  1. Alona Redden says:

    So good to hear from you – it’s been a while – but then again there are so many distractions with the littles, home schooling and being a mom to so many! Love to hear about the children and see some updated pictures. In His Love, Alona

  2. Martha Barrett says:

    Thanks for sharing an uplifting snippet of your world. It’s a great reminder that just as our fur babies want to be with us and protect us, so does God want to be ever present, ever loving and ever protecting.

    It’s so good to hear from you again! We pray that you and your family will stay healthy during these challenging days.

    Love to all
    Martha & Ed

  3. Kathie Doyle says:

    It is so good to hear from you again! Praying all is well with your family.

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