By Ginny Allen
Recently we spent about three weeks in Australia doing ministry and then vacationing. One day we went to the sheep dog show at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Of course I loved all the little lambs and fat sheep running around the paddock, waiting for the sheep dogs to do what sheep dogs do best! The sheep would be herded in record time into fenced enclosures.
But what happened before the show is etched in my memory .
We were standing by the fence watching both the sheep and the sheep dogs. Suddenly a black and white Australian Shepherd jumped on the table next to where I was standing. He bounded over to me and stuck his wet tongue into my left ear. He gave me the best ear cleaning of my life! Then he switched his attention to my left eye, doing a thorough job of cleaning that up, too.
The audience was laughing along with me as I let him do what he thought he needed to do. It takes a real dog lover to endure a wet tongue like that! He reminded me so much of Riley, one of my grand-dogs, that of course I loved every second of it.
For that show I was his chosen and it made my heart happy!
I try hard to remember that for Jesus I am always his chosen. He loves to give me his personal attention. I want to let him do what needs to be done in my life.
“You did not choose me; I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit, fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you anything you ask for in my name. This is my command: Love each other.”
John 15:16-17 NCV
Ask God to lead you to the fruit that is ready to be harvested.