Animal cruelty officers seized a young puppy from the home of an abusive owner and brought it into the animal shelter. The pup had a series of fractures to both front legs which left it unable to walk. Upon examination, the vet found several older fractures which had healed in other areas of its body, including the ribs and hind legs. In spite of all the abuse, the puppy had a sweet disposition, winning the heart of all involved.
But the prognosis was grim for this young puppy. Not only were officials concerned that the puppy would not walk again, the humane society had to fight for custody of the dog to begin giving it the treatment it needed.
Thankfully, the story had a happy ending. The courts awarded custody to the humane society. A veterinary surgeon volunteered his services to perform the necessary exams and operations to help the pup recover. Rescue organizations got involved to foster the pup and help with the bills during its recovery. And because the pup itself was a fighter, it recovered the use of its front legs and responded well to treatment, ultimately getting adopted into a loving home.
A lot people invested a lot of time, money and love into that one dog to save its life, but to all involved, the investment was worth it!
Like that puppy, sin breaks us, leaving us unable to deal with life. The prognosis isn’t good – without Someone to fight for us, we will die,
But when Jesus steps in, he fights against sin and Satan for the custody of our eternal souls. He cleans us up, investing His time and love into us as we heal from he ravages of sin. And he adopts us into his family, giving us a loving, secure environment in which to live and grow. To Him, the investment was worth it.
Thank you Lord for being there for me! Amen.