Thursday, December 15, 2011

All Things

...He caused us to abound in all wisdom and insight, 
making known to us the mystery of His will, 
according to His good pleasure that He purposed in Him, 
for the administration of the fullness of times, 
to bring together all things in Christ, 
the things in the heavens and the things on the earth...Eph 1

These tiny portions of Scriptures have enormous implications.
He caused us to abound in ALL wisdom.
It was His good pleasure.
His purpose included bringing all things, 
both in heaven and on earth, 
together in Christ.

Thinking about this today with a glance 
at the word things.
Not just people?
Early this morning we lost our dog 
of almost 13 years.
The old question of what happens to the animals
crosses my mind again today.
Those darn pets have such inroads to our hearts.
Is our dog one of the "things" 
that come together in the fullness of time?
I certainly don't claim to know the answer to that.
But I know the One who does.
And I trust Him above all else.
He comes to comfort us 
in the midst of sorrow.
Today I am sad to lose a dog
who was faithful to us for many years. 
I trust in the One who stands at my side, 
faithful to me forever.

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