As one of my new year’s resolutions I have vowed to take my dog for a walk. Of course I had to add in the clause just like our recess at school, only when the wind chill factor is above freezing. Every day. To the park across the street. Once there, I let him off his leash and he runs freely. He has a fairly decent size backyard to run in. But that’s different. There’s just something about getting to go out the front door to new territory to sniff that makes a dog’s day. He absolutely loves it.♡ Plus I need the daily walk myself. We usually walk around the perimeter of the park. There is a walking bridge that let’s you cross the creek for the neighborhood children to walk to school. Two elementary schools back up to the park.
We usually cross the bridge to let him run freely on the other side of the bridge.if it’s busy and there are other dogs.
The other day we were on the other side of the creek and another woman and her dog came across the bridge. Her dog was off the leash too. Dakotah quickly ran to the foot of the bridge and let out a loud bark as if to mark his territory and say go away I’m playing here. No one could get to his playground except through him.
It kind of reminded me of today’s verse. When Jesus said I am the way, no one comes to the Father but through me.
Let’s all let Jesus be our bridge. Just like Dakotah was territorial about crossing his bridge to the promised land. The land you coukd run freely off your leash, so Jesus is the way to our fsther. He is the way to the promised land of eternity with our creator.
And while you’re at it why not put on your tennies, pick up a leash, and enjoy a nice brisk walk around the park with your dog? You’ll both be glad you did! 🙂
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
Love and laughter,