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While it may be one of the saddest images you’ve seen on social media, the results are a happy one.

Back in June, I came across this picture and the story of Moose the dog. He is sitting beside his owner’s empty hospital bed. His owner had recently passed away and it appears the 3-year-old Lab mix was waiting for him to come home. It’s a picture of the steadfast devotion that a dog can have for its master.

NorthStar Pet Rescue in Boonton, N.J, working with Eleventh Hour Rescue in Randolph, N.J, shared this heartbreaking photo on their website which was quickly shared viewed more than 2,000 viewers. Within just a few days, Moose was matched up with a new family and now has a home where he is loved and cared for.

It’s a reminder of the love that is available to us and God’s steadfast devotion.

We are reminded in Scripture that God loves us and cares for us in much this same way.

In Hebrews 13:5 we read:
“Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’”

And in Deuteronomy 31:6, says,
Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”

And in Romans 8:38-39. Paul tells us:
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So whenever you hit a rough patch and things begin to weigh you down, take heart. Breath deep and remember that the Lord that created you and gave you life will always love you. The Lord will not give up on you but will always be at work to bring you life in abundance through Jesus Christ.

-Pastor Steve