Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Source of Life

I've been thinking about life and death the last few days because my stinky dog has not been well and she is approaching the end of her life. This is a very painful and troubling thought for me. She has been in my life for close to seven years, and she has been a very faithful dog. Her body is in pain right now, and she is tired. She doesn't want to eat or run or play with our family anymore. She prefers to sleep, all day long, and all night. I feel sad for her.
As I talked to God about her this morning and the emotion that stirred within me, He reminded me about Who He is. The Source of all Life. Colossians 2 came to mind and I turned to that chapter. I've read it many times, and each time it means something new to me. This time, my eyes fell right to these words "source of life, Christ,  who puts us together in one piece, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the Head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God only as He nourishes us."
I know that with each day, I am nourished by God. He feeds me His strength, wisdom, courage, boldness, love, hope, all through His Spirit. There are times I am feeling overcome with emotion and it is bigger than I want, not always knowing what to do with it. But, God is the source of that too, and He will provide avenues of relief. So, as I give to Him my Stinky Dog and know that even with her He is the source of life, I am working to trust in His sovereign ways.  His ways, not mine.
Say That Again, Jesus, You are my Source of Life today and you put me together one piece at a time each day. Thank you for Your breath!


  1. I'm so sorry that she isn't doing well. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help. I love you guys.


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