My Dog Had a Secret
I just discovered my dog eats tomatoes. Dogs don’t eat tomatoes! This is truly weird. What other strange appetites and behaviors are housed inside my beautiful friend? I thought I knew her well. Could it be that my wife of 54 years also has secrets? Probably so; and probably for good reasons. It’s not always wise to know everything about somebody. Has Ecclesiastics 12:14 ever bothered you? Or maybe even more so, frightened you? It says, “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
That seems like a short trip straight to hell. But hang on. Don’t despair. Don’t go to the fridge and pig out on a half gallon of Breyers. Isaiah 43:25 is a verse for you. “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Now we are talking Good News. Our heavenly Father knows everything about us. Jesus said He even knows how many hairs we have or don’t have. And yet He still loves us. He still wants to live with us forever. He must like us. And He blots out our sins so others can’t snoop and pry.
There is a huge difference between loving and liking. Loving is wanting the best for us. Liking is wanting to be with someone. How grand it is that our heavenly Father who knows all about us not only loves us but likes us. Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you…that where I am you may be also.”
I wonder what other things my dog likes to eat?