February 11, 2019

A Firm Footing

Utes and dogs. A common sight around town is that of utes, of various shapes and sizes, with an excited dog, or dogs, having time out in the world. I reckon the dogs are so excited to be out and about by the great greetings given to all and sundry in their barking, and yapping, at just about anything that moves.

I was out and about last week and I saw such a sight. A ute, with sided back, and two dogs. The ute drove through one of our roundabouts and one of the dogs had to make a triple-take to get a firm pawing. The motion of the ute going round the roundabout made his pawsslip on the paintwork of the body and he wanted to get a firm grip to keep enjoying his time being out and about.

A firm grounding is important in life for people, not just for dogs. In this line of thought, I considered how The Bible encourages Christians to keep firmly grounded in our faith despite events going on in our own lives and the lives of those around us.

My mind is drawn to words of Paul, the apostle, when he wrote to Christians in the ancient Turkish city of Colossae. “You must, of course, continue faithful on a firm and sure foundation, and not allow yourselves to be shaken from the hope you gained when you heard the good news of God’s Plan of Salvation.”

We DO have to deal with lots of, ‘stuff’, in our rhythms of life but, let’s not let these cause us to lose our footing but stay firmly grounded in the knowledge of God’s great love and plan for us through Jesus.


 Brian formerly of Eden Church of Christ, 6496 3367