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The Hand that feeds me.

Posted by appolus on June 10, 2018

As many of you may know, we just rescued an 12 week old puppy. She had been in a kill shelter and was rescued from there by a local dog adoption agency. I have no idea what this little girl has been through but I know she is terrified of other barking dogs. I took her to the fence with my neighbor who has two yappy little dogs and Bailey ran like the wind up two flights of steps to the deck without barely touching the steps as she went. Only then did she turn around to see if she was safe. It made me sad to think what she may have endured in a large noisy shelter, alone. It is ironic to me that the Lord brought this little girl to a house with a huge dog, 104 pounds, and she loves him. Jack is a very placid and loving dog and he just lies on his belly and Bailey climes all over him. She is learning to trust.

I also noticed that anytime Angie or I move towards her, she shies away, seems to have a fear of adults. She is fine when you pick her up, but you can tell she has been traumatized in some way by adults. As I stood in the kitchen pondering how I could help her overcome that, the Holy Spirit whispered to me “Be the hand that feeds her.” I thought about that for a few moments then I went to the pantry and got some of her food. I got down on her level and held out a piece of her food. Slowly she came to me and took the food. The more I did this the more she was drawn to me. Then I put some peanut butter on my finger and she came running over and had a good time licking it all off. Now she follows me around. It was remarkable how quickly the solution came, part of the healing came, when following the instructions of the Lord.

As I thought about that this morning, it brought back memories of when I first came to the Lord. A broken and hurting man. I was a babe in Christ and the Lord was the hand that fed me. He was attentive to my every need. Just a single thought of Him and I was drenched in His presence. Reading His Word, praising Him, talking about Him, just the mere mention of the name of Jesus brought tears to my eyes. Do you remember those days saints? We were babes in Christ and just like babies, the Lord attended to our every needs. We as adults know that as our children grow, we have to withdraw to a certain extent so that they can learn. The Lord also knows how to raise His children. And as hard as it must be for Him, He has allowed us to make our mistakes and learn from them. Hopefully we grow into wise mature saints.

Yet we never forget that He is still the hand that feeds us. We may grow and mature and eat strong meat, but in another sense we shall always be children of the Lord. He is our heavenly Father and it is still our joy to come to Him. To reach out and take His hand. To know that He is always there and that He loves us. If you have a moment today, ponder your beginnings in the Lord. Remember again what it is to be held, safe and secure, in His loving arms. It will strengthen you to think upon these things and you will once again be embraced by His beautiful presence. Our Father is with us in everything and no matter what we go through in this life, there is healing in His presence. Come brothers and sisters, let us be drawn to the Hand that feeds us, He loves us and He desires to see us whole.

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