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A young man wrote this to his girlfriend. “Sweetheart, if this world was as hot as the Sahara desert, I would crawl on my knees through the burning sand to come to you. If the world would be like the Atlantic Ocean, I would swim through shark infested waters to come to you. I would fight the most fiercest dragon to be by your side. I will see you on Thursday if it does not rain.”
Lost and Found ad - Lost dog, brown fur, some missing due to mange,
blind in one eye, three legs, slightly arthritic, goes by name of Lucky.
HOW MANY TIMES WOULD YOU FORGIVE YOUR DOG?
Think for a minute, how forgiving would you be as if your pet messed the carpet several times a day? I think eventually you’d give up on your pets and take them out into the wilderness and set them free, you know what I mean - dump them.
God’s love and forgiveness is astounding – he gets hurt every time we mess up or sin, but he keeps on loving us. God’s love is unconditional – like no other love. God’s love is never ending and it doesn’t run out if we keep messing up, which is lucky because we all keep messing up several times each day.
So what about the question that inspired this talk. Are we God’s pets? In essence both yes and no. Yes, in that he is master of the universe, he’s in charge, he made this place he decides if we get another breath or when the world will end.
But no I don’t believe that God is our master in the way that we might be masters of our pets. I believe God could have treated us like we treat animals. Thankfully he loves us more deeply than we could ever love a pet. But what really sets us apart is how he relates to us.
A PADDY’S DAY JOKE
Paddy was tooling along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over. "What’s wrong, Seamus?" Paddy asked. "Well didn’t ya know, Paddy, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?" said Seam...
D. Greg Ebie
A young man was head over heals in love with a young lady. The time they spent together was magical. When they were with each other everything was always perfect; there was never a problem. He decided that the two of them should be married, so he set off in search of the prefect engagement ring. When he arrived at the first jewelry store; he was unprepared for the cost of diamonds. He went from store to store, but each time the ring he thought could symbolize his deep love was thousands of dollars more than he could afford. The only rings he could afford to buy had diamonds you could hardly see.
He was about to give up all hope when he walked by a store with a sign that said, “High price of diamonds got you down? We can help.” Curious to see how anyone could help him he went into the store. Looking around he saw hundreds of beautiful rings sparkling in the light. The salesman asked what he was looking for and showed him a case full of engagement rings. The young man saw many rings that looked just like what he had seen in the other stores, but he already knew he couldn’t afford those.
He was about to thank the man and leave when he saw the perfect ring. He was sure that he wouldn’t be able to afford it, but he at least wanted to hold it–if only for a moment. Curiously holding the ring, he asked how much it was. The salesman told him all the engagement rings were the same low price, only $350. The young man was shocked. He had seen rings like these for thousand of dollars more, so he asked, “How can you sell diamond rings so cheaply?” Of course you already know that these were not diamonds, but cubic zirconias. The salesman assured the young man that he could buy this ring now and purchase a real diamond when he could afford it. And besides his fiancee would never know the difference because love is blind.
With hope renewed the young man purchased the ring and planned the perfect occasion to ask his girlfriend to marry him. The evening was going perfectly and came to the climax when on bended knee he asked her to be his wife. With tears in her eyes she said that nothing would make her happier than to spend their lives together. Taking her hand he placed the ring on her finger; it fit perfectly.
She took one look at the ring and immediately took it off and said, “I’m sorry; I can’t marry you with this imitation diamond.”
Broken hearted the young man said, “But how did you know? I was told you couldn’t see the difference; I couldn’t tell it wasn’t a diamond.”
“Sweetheart, love may be blind, but it isn’t stone blind.”
God’s love for us is not stone blind either!
Cop Breathes Life Into Stricken Dog
Tue Jul 16, 9:53 AM ET
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (Reuters) - A police officer brought a stricken dog back to life by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her furry muzzle after she was hit by a car, the officer said on Monday.
Patrolman Thomas Richmond said Cinnamon the pit bull terrier was technically dead and her owner was "hysterical" when he arrived at the scene of the accident last Wednesday.
"She had been hit in the chest area. All four of her legs went out and her heart was not beating. She was dead," the officer told Reuters.
Richmond, who owns a dog himself, immediately started to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the lifeless pooch, alternately pressing on her chest and breathing into her muzzle.
"It took me seven or eight tries but to my amazement, she opened her eyes and started breathing," he said, adding that he then transported Cinnamon to a local animal hospital.
"She’s fine. She has some nerve damage but no broken bones. It’s a miracle," he said.
THE OLDER, THE BETTER
An older soman was overheard to say about her husband and their relationship together, "I’m married to an archaeologist, and I get the feeling that the older I get, the better he likes ...
"Dearest Jimmy, No words could ever express the great unhappiness I’ve felt since breaking our engagement. Please say you’ll take me back. No one could ever take your place in my heart, so please forgive me. I love you, I love you, I love you!...