Monday, May 17, 2010

Man's or Daughter's Best Friend

Dogs are amazing.

"Cochise" loves "Inger" even though she treats him mean at times. A dog's love is unconditional...much like ours should be all the time.

We may step on his tail...he gives kisses on cheeks.

We may yell or be impatient with him...he lays by our feet waiting for that gentle pat.

We blame him for things he hasn't done....he guards our house with the utmost protection.

The Puebla Ponderosa has memorized these verses and are reminded daily how important they are to live by.

Romans 12:9-21

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Barbie said...

Great reminders of how we should treat others. This is how Christ treats us. Unconditional love is something I believe I will never attain as long as I am on this earth. Maybe it is attainable? Blessings!

Stacey said...

Unconditional love...whew. I have always been intimidated by that phrase, until I realised it is virtually impossible for humans, at least, without Christ. But we do have Christ, and with His love and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can strive to be holy as He is holy. Those are great verses to have imbedded in your home.