I spend several hours almost every evening sitting in my recliner reading, writing, or praying. While I am in my chair Roscoe our new dog is usually sitting on the footstool between my legs. He is a cross between a Jack Russel Terrier and a miniature poodle and they are called a Jack a Poo. So far he has turned out to be a really good dog with a great disposition, very smart and easy to train, and the grand kids all think he is wonderful. He just had his 6 month birthday, I don’t know how much bigger he is going to get, he weighs about 15 lbs now, and they usually grow to be about 25 lbs. Even though he isn’t very big I think he will be a good watch dog. He regularly hears something outside and perks up his head and starts to growl. When I get up and check it out it is usually the neighbors cat, and how he hears that cat is amazing to me. I would think it would be annoying to be able to hear that well.

The word dog is in the Bible 15 times and the earliest was when Israel was leaving slavery in Egypt and crossing the Red Sea 3,500 years ago so people have had dogs for a long time.

Roscoe is the ultimate picture of devotion to his master. Wherever I go he wants to go, and he follows me without hesitation. If he is sound asleep in his bed and I get up to go outside for something he is immediately up and at my side. If I go out and work on something in my shop he lays down, not far away and watches everything I do, hardly ever taking his eyes off of me. The ultimate reward is a scratch on the head, and a “good boy,” he practically wiggles out of his skin in joy.

Psalms 123:1-2 To You I lift up my eyes,
O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God,

1 thought on “Roscoe

  1. Tim Edgren

    I suspect a lot of us are more like God’s cat, than his dog — not coming when he calls, seeking Him only for our advantage, doing things on our terms, not His. The difference between us and God is much further than the difference between us and a dog, yet we hesitate to give Him our full devotion, as if He was not worthy or something.

    Thank you for this word picture. I will aspire to be God’s good dog, today. 🙂



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