I love coming across God stories. Real life anecdotes which display the way God works in our lives, God stories can be experienced by Christians and non-Christians alike; it’s just a matter of recognizing them and taking the time to be thankful and appreciate them.
I was at our babysitter’s house last week picking up my kids, and there was a little girl cuddling a dog. Being an animal lover, I had to say hello to the cute little furball and find out her name and age. The little girl’s father said he didn’t know the pup’s age because they had found her, and then he said, “I have to tell you the whole story.” So he begins his story, not knowing me or that I am a Christian who appreciates God stories. His story went something like this:
“My wife left me; she left me and the kids and even took our dogs, so these poor kids lost their mother and their dogs. I kept telling them I would get them a dog, but I had lots of other things to work out too. So for Halloween, we went to one of those ‘trunk or treat’ things at a church, and there was a little girl walking around inside the church with a puppy in her arms. I thought, something doesn’t seem right there – why is this little girl walking around a church with a puppy, so I asked her about the dog. “We’re not even sure what we’re going to do with her – we just found her outside.” the little girl told him. “Well,” I told her, “my kids have been looking for a dog.” We took home the little puppy, and she was mangy and starving, just skin and bones. We didn’t estimate her to be more than 10 weeks old at that time, and she has been a part of the family for the last few months. She is thriving physically, and she has helped provide some of the healing the kids needed as they spent Christmas without their mom.”
After hearing the story, it was magical to see the little girl cuddle her puppy. It warmed my heart to see them together, knowing that God brought this little puppy into the lives of a family who needed her – and brought a family into the life of an ailing little puppy who needed them as well. God works in wonderful ways, and being a witness to it is awesome – you just have to stop and look around; He is always there!