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A stray dog found its way to our remote country home. He was overturning our trash can looking for food. It was apparent that he had been on his own for some time. He has proceeded to stay on with us for over a week now. We have no cage, fence, or leash. Growing up with dogs for pets I have never experienced this behavior before. It always required maximum effort to keep our dogs "home."

Quasar, "Q" ran after us on our way to church last Sunday. He was waiting on the porch when we returned. Since then, throughout the day when we open any door to go outside he is there! He wags his tail so hard it shakes his whole body. His desire to be loved is precious. "Q" isn't insecure because he doesn't have a name tag (or collar), didn't come with papers, is not a pure bread or because he needs a bath. All he knows is that he doesn't want to be separated from us.

God's love for me is boundless! It is freely given, not based on my behavior, status, or accomplishments. My relationship with the Lord started the day I admitted that I needed to be rescued. "Q" reminded me that my Christian service doesn't draw me to the Lord as much a grateful heart. I am an adopted stray! Do I desperately want to be with my Master too?


Ephesians 2 :1-10

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


When I Think of Home by Brian Duncan

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