Wednesday, February 15, 2012


My family has grown by four feet. This weekend we adopted a little dog from a local shelter. She's a beagle/chihuahua mix (or as we like to say, a bewahwah) named Chica.

The first night she was home, Chica lay sleeping on my lap. I wondered what kind of stories she would tell me if she could. What had she been through? How did she end up living in a cage?

  • Rejected – pushed aside, or even sent away because someone thought she was lacking?
  • Afraid – does fear cause her to cower down or lash out? What scares her the most?
  • Alone – which is worse, being afraid of those around you or being completely on your own?

I guess when it comes down to it, we're all like Chica. We need to be rescued. We need to know that our perception doesn't have to be our reality. Our situation can change and we can be made better by it. We weren't meant to live in a cage, we were meant to live our lives to the full.

Our Rescuer, Father God, longs to set every last one of us free. He wants to release us from the bars that hold us and replace our fears and doubts with His love and strength.

  • Chosen – God calls us each by name, longing to give us an eternal home.
  • Victorious – In the battle of good vs evil, God has won! Through Him, we cannot be defeated.
  • Loved – God loves us so much that He gives us His Holy Spirit so we will never be alone.

We welcome Chica into our family, hoping to share a lifetime of joy with her. God welcomes us into His family to share in His joy as well. Are you ready to be rescued?

Be blessed,


"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19


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