Rescue Dad…

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus   2 Timothy 1:9   NLT

I’m a “rescue mom.” It’s not something  I planned to do, but after it happened, I knew my heart was hooked forever.

Danny came to us a year and a half ago, when we were looking for a new dog.. My houseful of grandchildren suddenly cleared out,taking their beautiful golden retriever with them, leaving a big empty spot in my heart. So I began an internet search of nearby shelters. With his roguish grin and sweet face, this Brittany  won my heart instantly. And the fact that his name was “Danny”  like my husband, well… it just seemed right.

As an older and once abused dog, Danny had some problems like arthritis and a fear of young children, but we went ahead with the adoption since our grandchildren lived some distance away and probably wouldn’t be around Danny much. However, after a year away, the grandkids moved back to the area ans were often at our house. It took a lot of patience and work, but Danny did get used to them and even misses them now that they’ve moved again.He’s such a love.

God is a “rescue Dad” too.  Though our lives were riddled with sin and so many problems, He adopted us – not because we deserved a place in His family, but because He chose to do it. Now He patiently works through the issues in our lives, shaping us into the people He created us to be – A plan He decided upon long before we were ever born.

Thank you Lord for choosing to rescue me by your grace through your son, Jesus Christ.  Amen.. 

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About Bonnie Winters

I am a Pastor's Wife, Mom, Grandmom, writer, and crafter who loves God with all my heart! Life has been an interesting Journey, so why not pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and let's just share awhile!
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