Yesterday Milk Maid and Stone (pseudonyms of good friends) took a day off to drive out into the wilderness to let their dogs run.
Here one of our canine friends runs with sheer delight unhindered by leash, fence, oncoming traffic, or his owners.
Having run himself out, he found a shady spot to rest before taking off again.
Today's post isn't just about the free spirit of dogs. Beloved and I are still tender of heart regarding the death of S'Maverick just a few days ago. But when Milk Maid emailed these pictures to us, I had to smile and think of the promise God has given us in Revelation 21:4,
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain;
for the former things are passed away.
It's okay for us to shed the tears, even though we are Believers and know our future includes fellowship with this dear friend again. She has gone on to greater things; here we are within the boundaries of earth, minus the companionship of a dear one.
But it won't always be like this for those who have accepted Jesus as our personal Savior. Praise God!