Once school was out this past Monday afternoon I headed home to gsther my dog for a quick walk in the park. It was supposed to storm so I wanted to get a little exercise for him and me before i settled in for the night with my boot camp modules. The thunder had already begun rumbling so I grabbed a raincoat from the closet and away we went. The park is across the street so in minutes we were there. We had the park to ourselves, due to the inclement weather I’m sure, so I let him off his leash. He loves to run and usually makes a beeline for any water or mud he can possibly find. Today it had started raining before we finished our walk. In fact it had begun hailing.
You know the rest of the story. 🙂
He found the biggest, deepest, muddiest puddle he could possibly find and laid down in it. Mud and all.
And tolled. 😦
All I could do was smile. 🙂 And let the rain wash away the mud until I could get him home straight to a bath. He was one happy dog.
As we quickly walked back home (Did I mention how glad I was I’d grabbed that LL. Bean waterproof, hooded rain jacket?), I was reminded of a verse.
When life’s storms have set you, just like Dakotah, right smack in the middle of a slimy pit of mud, just know you can always turn to God. He will lift you out and place you on firm ground. Every time! I’m living proof! Time and time again. All you have to do is ask! And remember, for us it may seem overwhelming, but for Him it’s just a walk in the park. 🙂
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2
Love and laughter,