Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
My dog's name is Megan. She is a beautiful Golden Retriever. Megan came to live here after a friend from college found out she was marrying someone who was allergic to dogs. I am not sure how old Megan is, but she is definitely long in the tooth. She has trouble standing up and sitting down. She doesn't hear much anymore. She sleeps most of the day and night. But, when Megan sees the face of her friend Ty Tanis, she becomes almost like a puppy again. Her tail gives away her joy. She moves faster than I thought possible. She smiles. Megan has worn a path at our fence as she walks back and forth, back and forth 100 times hoping that Ty will bring her over to his house. There she can be with her friends Wrigley and Bear, Lindy and Kirgin, and Ty.
There is a line in Psalm 29 that says, "The voice of the Lord makes Lebanon skip like a calf." When Megan sees Ty and the Tanis family, even though she is an old, greying dog, she skips like a calf. She knows that she is loved by them, unconditionally. She knows she is safe in their presence. She looks forward to being with them.
Does the thought of God make you skip like a calf? Do you break out in a grin knowing that God has a home that is safe and warm and welcoming for you? Do you feel like a child again when you think about the way God loves you unconditionally?
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name, worship the Lord in holy splendor.