I don’t know if a dog has a thought like that. Wouldn’t you if you were a 30 pound, mixed-breed rescue dog looking out the window knowing you were going to meet two big dogs nose to nose? Perhaps her thought bubble continues…“Will they like me? How can I appear confident and strong? What if they think I don’t belong?”
It appears none of these thoughts cross the mind of Gracie Jo Green, my 30 pound, mixed- breed rescue dog. She met those big dogs with confidence and strength “comfortable in her own fur!” (note: Gracie Jo is the little red dog!)
When we enter a room of strangers, longing to make a good impression don’t we think ~~ Will they like me? How can I appear confident and strong? What if they think I don’t belong?
Wow…The questions are the same.
God reminds us in Psalm 139:14 that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Shouldn’t this truth give us confidence to meet any and every situation? Maybe we need to take a look at the entire verse………”I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Ahh……it’s those last five words…I know that full well. We have to know it deep down and live it out like Gracie Jo.
What would it look like to know it full well that you are fearfully and wonderfully made? Would you enter situations with the confidence and strength of Christ? Perhaps like Gracie Jo you will begin today comfortable in your own fur, or rather, your own skin!
God, thank you for using Gracie Jo to remind us that we are yours, fearfully and wonderfully made. Our confidence comes from knowing it full well and praising you. May we enter each day with heads held high reflecting your light and love in the world!
Post By: Polly J. Green (Gracie Jo’s mom) Gracie Jo is showing us God’s amazing love and grace. Stay tuned for more “Puppy Love” blog posts coming soon!
Polly is a pastor’s wife and serves as a ministry partner with her husband Rev. Dr. William Green at First United Methodist Church – Cary, Cary, NC. Her priorities are daughter of the Most High, wife to William and mom to Gracie Jo. She also provides marketing consulting services to several service oriented firms and individuals. You can reach Polly at [email protected].