Never Gets Tired

Many of you who read my blog each week know that our dog, Jack, features in many of my writings. I am continually reminded, through Jack, of important truths that help me face my days. I’m blessed when I know that you are blessed, too, through stories of this silly, funny, sometimes naughty, adorable dog. The next story in the life of Jack took place just a few nights ago.

It had been a particularly busy day. I was tired. Suddenly I see something from the corner of my eye. It’s Jack, his smiling face appearing from behind the sofa, a ball in his mouth. If he could talk in human words he would be shouting, “Play time! Yahooey!”

“Jack,” I say, knowing he understands my every word, “I’m tired.” He’s still standing there with that goofy expectant look on his beaming face. His eyes speak loudly, hopefully, “Let’s play!” I am touched. I get up and take the ball. I roll it down the hallway. Jack takes off at lightening speed, covering the distance in a nano second. He’s back with the ball, that same smiling, tongue hanging out, merry anticipation of the next roll of the ball. This game goes on for 15 minutes before he needs a drink of water. Then it’s finally rest time for us both.

Watching Jack go to his big pillow of a bed on the floor, flopping down in delight, I too, am content. The verse Isaiah 40:28 pops into my mind. “Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding.” As I was catching my breath from the rigorous ball playing, I was comforted in the fact that God in Heaven never tires. Jesus never tires. The Holy Spirit never tires. Whenever we come to Him, call out to Him, cry before Him, desire to share our enjoyments with Him, He is never tired. He will never suggest to wait for Him to catch His breath. He is simply always there, a tower of strength, a fount of perfect wisdom, a wellspring of love and peace.

Jack was so pleased I came to him. He didn’t know I was tired. He just knew we spent some great time together. God is pleased when we come to Him, too. He’s never tired, but He understands our weariness, our fears and worries, our successes and failures. As the Apostle Paul said in II Corinthians 12:9, His strength is made perfect in our weakness. What a comforting thought. When we need Him, when we just want to enjoy companionship with Him, He will never be too tired. He enjoys our company as much as we enjoy His. He enjoys our company? Now, that’s a happy thought indeed!

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