What an interesting world we live in. What a blessing it is to have all the benefits of this life: our dogs, the outdoors, our friends, family, our training groups, our successes and even the failures, that hopefully we learn from. Sometimes charting our life’s course through the myriad of competing interests for our time and attention can be overwhelming. Sometimes the bad things that seem to happen to us undeservingly put us on a course that doesn’t seem to bring any fulfillment or peace.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
We have found the “rest for our souls” that Jesus has described. Not that having found that rest makes us any better than anyone else. We have been fortunate enough to have found a treasure of value, that is all. Jesus describes the situation we find ourselves in with a story found in Matthew 13:44. “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
The treasure that I am speaking of is a real relationship with Jesus Christ. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. It seems too good to be true that the greatest man that ever lived was the Son of God and that He rose from the dead, and that he desires to have a friendship with us spiritually. But that’s what a treasure is; something that you can’t believe your good fortune over having.
If you want to learn more about what it means to have a
relationship with Jesus, get a hold of a Bible and read the
Gospel of John. Say a prayer to Jesus from your heart and start that relationship.
In case you are wondering why all our dog’s have Biblical names…
Sanderling Flat-Coated Retrieves