Thump, thump, thump! I hear this every time I put my keys into the lock of my door. Behind it, is a happy dog that is glad to see me after a long day of work. As I'm walking in, Harley is dancing away and wagging her tail so hard that she is knocking things off the coffee table. Immediately, I walk over to my computer to check my e-mails and the dog is following me. As I'm looking through my blogs, Harley is nudging me with her nose wanting attention. Scratching her on top of her head, I'll say "Hello Harley!" and she'll end up trying climb up into lap trying to lick my face. So, I let her outside so she can do her "business." This is kinda routine for me. Yet, it amazes me.
How does it amaze me? The loyalty. the love, and the dependency that she has for me. Is as if she worships me. Unconditionally. I kinda feel blessed by it.
One thing that comes to mind as thinking of this, what if we worshiped God like that? Loved God unconditionally like that? I mean, we are free thinking people here. Sentient beings. Would the world be a better place if we thought this why? I know, it's some crazy thoughts, but I couldn't help from wondering..
I got Harley almost almost eight years ago, when she was a puppy. Small enough to fit into the palm of my hand. I remember reading an add in my local newspaper about Golden Retriever puppies for sale. Did a little research. I found it would be compatible to have a Golden for a pet and we traveled to Green Bay to this spectacle. It was love at first sight. My son named her after the motorcycles that went though my alley behind house when he was a little boy. Since then, Harley has been a faithful companion to me.
Tonight, I know she is going to lay down in bed beside me and bring me comfort in knowing that somebody loves me, for who I am unconditionally.....