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Sitting at My Master's Feet
Sitting At My Master's Feet
My dog Lily is my pride and joy. Pets are such good therapy; they just love so genuinely. The way she looks to me for approval, jumps up and down when she's happy to see me, the little kisses, especially when she snuggles into me just because she longs to be close to me. I can't help but be affectionate back. I think I've just about got her spoiled; and she never has to say a word.
God shows us something about this type of love through our pets, our loved ones, and through stories. The love I feel when I see her sitting there at my feet, especially when I'm doing dishes or getting ready to go somewhere. It's like she constantly wants to be near me, to please me, she trusts me, and most of all she longs for my affection in return. She knows that she is safe and that I love her beyond the shadow of a doubt; and with this I smile, because it’s such an unconditional love. God wants us to see Him in that manor, like a child looking toward a father, knowing.
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." - Psalm 91
The bible tells the story of how Mary knelt at the feet of Jesus, and washed His feet in expensive perfume. She knelt at the feet of her master, and she in perfect faith, knew what he was about to do. She trusts the will of God.
After she did this very selfless act, one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used the money to help himself.
“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
And how true, we don’t have a promise of forever with our cherished ones on this earth, and that makes it much more of a priority to love them while we have them. Regardless of what issues might arise, and they will, never forget that love is unconditional, and that you should show it as much as you can, and trust in Gods promise that his will, will be fulfilled as it has in stories of old.