I often think God created dogs to remind us of how we should love Him. If your dog is like mine, he is waiting to greet you after a long day with bright eyes and a tail that can't control the excitement of seeing the one he loves more than anyone. I think this is how our Lord longs for us to come to Him. He waits and waits patiently for us to return home to Him.
How Important it is to Long for God
How often I walk in with a load of work, pet my dog on the head, dump food in his bowl and go about my business. Tonight, like many nights, I curled up on the couch still working. All of a sudden, my dog jumps up and looks at me as if to say, it's my turn! I've been waiting for you!
I immediately stopped my work and started paying attention to my dog. He lavished me with licks and affection. Isaiah 30:18 says, "Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him."
If only we longed for our God like our dog longs for us. Thanks for the reminder Beau.