God’s Best Friend

Today I saw a small dog hop out of Lake Washington in Seattle carrying a large stick in its mouth. It ran ahead for about 25 yards before it stopped and dropped the stick.

Out of nowhere a gentleman came and as he walked toward the stick, the shepherd dog turned in circles and looked up into its master’s face. The dog barked in excitement as it tried to capture the master’s gaze. “Do it again, do it again, please!,“ it seemed to shout.

What came to mind as I saw that episode unfold was that this is what God expects of us. God invites us to work with him and join him in his mission. I believe he would like nothing better than to see than us enthusiastically saying, “Yes, Lord! Yes, Lord! Can we do it again? Can we do it again?“

As mission workers our job is not “one and done.” It’s on to the next challenge or mission field. Are we indefatigable as the wet dog appeared to be? We should be.