What the Vet Said

Many of you reading will have already heard about our dog, Jack, and his surprise jaw surgery. A tooth went missing. I took him to the vet to make certain no part of the root had been left. The certainty of how he lost the tooth remains a mystery. The vet agreed X-rays needed to be done and the root removed if it was there. To everyone’s surprise, it was discovered that Jack’s jaw had been fractured. Instead of removing a root, surgery was done to remove shattered pieces of bone.

My theory is, Jack dashed into the woods and came upon a dog on a leash. He aggravates such a dog, urging him to play when he can’t; he’s on a leash. Jack is vocal when he’s playing. Another owner may have believed Jack was being aggressive. Therefore, in attempt to protect his own dog, he kicked Jack. I don’t even feel anger at whoever did this. They were protecting their dog. It was a misunderstanding.

When I went to collect Jack after the surgery, the vet gave me all the instructions. I listened attentively, knowing in my heart I was going to carefully follow the directive exactly as told. Those instructions are vital to Jack’s well-being. I will do everything I can to help Jack.

Driving home with Jack asleep on the back seat, it hit me. Here I am wholeheartedly willing to follow the word of a vet whom I do not know personally, but I choose to trust. Why don’t I always, without hesitation, follow the Word of Jesus, whom I do know personally, and I trust? How can I follow the human word of a stranger when I at times grapple with something in God’s Word that I find difficult? I know I’m not the only one.

We are all guilty of the above, aren’t we. Of course, we have an arch enemy, Satan and his demonic army, always looking for chinks in our armor, always whispering lies to us, always seeking to lead us into despair. Our life’s journey is filled with roadblocks of evil intent from our enemy. We must be aware; we must be intent to keep our eyes and ears trained upon the things of our Heavenly Father, and His Word, which is without mistake.

May we keep our focus on what Jesus said to us in John 10:10, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give a rich and satisfying life.” One voice whispers words of death; the other speaks Words of life. May we all be blessed with great joy in whose voice we listen to today.

3 Comments on “What the Vet Said

  1. Dear Jack! What a Boy! Praying that he’ll make a speedy ❤️‍🩹

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