Yes this is another story about the puppy. I apologize, but these days he is probably the one I spend the most time with! Due to social distancing and my kids being busy with online school, I spend a lot of time with the dog. I have begun having full conversations with him as well. Maybe some of you feel that way too!
Over the past few weeks I have noticed a new habit he has developed . He likes to sleep on my feet. Not at my feet, ON my feet. If I stand at the sink, he walks over and sits on my feet. If I move to the table, he follows me and promptly sits on top of my feet. If I move to the dishwasher, you guessed it – he follows me and again, and sits on my feet! Each time I change locations, Cooper changes locations with me. Each time I find a new place to stand, he finds my feet. I watched him this morning and laughed a bit. Poor guy is constantly moving. Although it can initially seem a little annoying, it is quite sweet that he finds comfort just sitting on my feet. I had an image of all of those religious pictures where folks are sitting at the feet of Jesus. I looked at my puppy seeking comfort, and wondered if all those folks were seeking comfort, from Jesus. It must have been amazing, just to sit by his feet. Then I thought to myself, who do I follow when I need comfort? Do I find myself sitting at the feet of Jesus? Even with less activities, I still find myself distracted. I still seek other things. But I want to be a person who seeks comfort in Jesus. I want to find myself at his feet. Will I move myself until I find Him?
I love that coming to Jesus brings me comfort, so why don’t I do that more often? The puppy is persistent. Am I? Do I truly seek Him or do I let other things temporarily comfort me? Jeremiah 29:13 says “you will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart”.
Today, with all its challenges, frustrations, and joys, I will seek Him. Knowing and trusting that just being in His presence, will comfort me.