Belle's Musings - What About Grace?
Belle’s Musing – What About Grace?
By Belle Touchton - The Missionary Dog
Mommy - Cheryle M. Touchton
The Pocket Full of Quarters Lady
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Cor 12:9 NIV
So far, I’m not impressed with Trek 2008. Normally Mommy and I walk trails, run, and skip. I usually get to sniff my way through the woods, chase squirrels, and look for deer on trails. Mommy has a sore foot and says we have to limit her steps and go to places where they have the most people. She took me away from Daddy and Rascal only to keep me cooped up in the camper when she goes into public places that don’t allow dogs. Mommy doesn’t like whining but I want to whine. This is not what I signed up for.
When I tried to let Mommy know how I felt, she said we only had ourselves to blame. Mommy’s foot hurt a couple of journeys ago and after the doctor got it well, he told her to always wear special shoes. For some reason, she decided to wear a pair of boots for an entire day. These boots were not what Daddy calls her “legal” shoes. Mommy said they were cute and matched her outfit. What is up with that nonsense? Her foot started getting sore right after she wore the boots.
Evidently, I also am to blame for her sore foot. Right after she wore the boots, she and I went to the store. When we arrived home and got out of the car, two boys rode by on one bicycle. They were having so much fun and I couldn’t resist. I love little boys and when they started calling me, I just had to chase them. What can I say – I’m a Sheltie and we herd. Not that it did me much good. They wouldn’t let me herd them. The faster they rode, the faster I chased. Mommy yelled, cried, and begged the boys and me to stop but none of us listened. She chased us for several blocks before she finally turned around and got the car. When she finally found me she hugged and scolded me at the same time. She hasn’t stopped limping since.
I guess Mommy is right. She should not have worn the boots and I should not have chased the children but Jesus offers grace. Jesus forgives and forgets our past and heals people. In fact, His power is made perfect in our weakness. We’re both sorry about what we did and Mommy has already thrown away the boots. I’m doing my best to listen to Mommy and last night, when little boys raced by on their bikes as Mommy opened the camper door, I stayed put. We have learned our lesson.
Now, we need Jesus to heal Mommy’s foot. Mommy has done everything the doctor says and her foot still hurts. She’s doing her missionary work but we are not having near as much fun as we usually do. I’m writing this to ask you to pray for my Mommy’s foot.
Cheryle M. Touchton is a ministry partner with and the Director for Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, go to www.pocketfullofchange.org or call Gail Golden at 904 316-5462.
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