Friday, April 19, 2013

Just as we are

First, follow the link below. Watch the video. Maybe shed a tear. Then come back. Okay? Now, go!

My apologies. I tried to imbed it, but unless I'm missing something you can only embed a video if it's on YouTube. Whatever.

When I watched that video, I couldn't think how much that dog was like all of us. At some point in time, we all find ourselves huddled in a corner, feeling alone, we feel like the world is out to get us. We cry, we yell, sometimes we snap at people, and every great once in a while, we lose our poop.

It happens. We all have these terrifying moments on our journey where we feel abandoned, hopeless, lost. Where we've been hurt so many times that we snap at those who venture in, we do our best to shut them out, convinced that letting them in will only lead to more pain.

And the truth is, all we're waiting for, whether we realize it or not, is for someone to drag us into a place of safety, hug us, and tell us it will all be okay. We're looking for that friend who will love us even in our scared, snappy, I-pooped-myself state, who will meet us there, still covered in poop, and who will say "I don't care. Sit in my lap anyway."

The truth is, we're all looking to be loved, just as we are, in spite of our faults baggage poop, just as we are.

We're hoping that someone will come to us, in the moments before our death, literal or figurative, hours before we're over the edge, and pull us into the safety zone. It's just that sometimes, we're too scared to ask. We need to be dragged into loving arms, held tightly, bathed free of our issues poop, and given another chance to live this life we have to the fullest.

We just want need Love.


"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."  -- Hebrews 13:5b

"for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."  -- Deuteronomy 31:6b

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."  -- I Peter 5:7

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:"  -- Psalm 55:22a


'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Thank you! It is during times like the present that we need to see how similar we all are and how much we all need love.
One of our dogs is a rescue and was so, so sad and scared for the first 6 months we had her. She is now the most loving and sweet dog that anyone could ever have.
We all deserve a chance at life and love. Most of us will thrive if given the chance!

Marianne said...

Love the video and the rescuer...Eldad is an amazing man. He has such a way with animals.

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