Thursday, 1 August 2013

My favourite picture.

I want to show you my favourite picture ever.  

I have stacks of images saved on memory sticks – of nature, the countryside, people, sunsets, waterfalls, flowers, inspirational quotes, cats, elephants, rabbits for Julie – but this is my very favourite picture of all time.

There’s a page I go to on Facebook, Advocates For Spalding Dogs – where you can donate to pay release fees for lost dogs in the pound at Spalding County.

Sometimes they have a rescue opportunity – if not, or if no-one pays their release fees, their lives are brought to an abrupt halt with a lethal injection.  So the people who are the Advocates For Spalding Dogs work tirelessly to find the opportunities and finance that will save their lives and find them forever homes.

If you have the emotional stamina for it, you can watch while donations gradually come in for dogs sometimes overdue for euthanasia.

Once there was a little dog who – if my memory of this is correct – had no donations.  Time was running out.  The lethal injection was the next stop.

And then, this photo:



. . . the little dog as the sole passenger in a private jet, winging away to a most luxurious forever home.

I’m a preacher.  I could think of all kinds of things to say about the Saviour who lifted me from hopelessness, the good Shepherd who found me and took me home when I was lost, the Lord who supplies my every need and by whose grace I am sustained.

But for now just let me say – that photo of a little dog being airlifted out of the pound is, in my opinion, the best pic ever.



11 comments:

Pilgrim said...

Part of me wants to say this is corny or a waste of resources that could be used for people, but I can't.

God sees the little sparrow fall. It's wonderful.

Julie B. said...

I would like to have that picture enlarged and framed. I would hang it in my home. Your post made me laugh out loud as I enlarged the photo to get a better look at that beautiful doggy head. And then your words made me cry because I feel the same way. I'm so grateful for that dog's lavish rescue, and I'm so grateful for mine. Thank you Ember.... xoxo

Ganeidaz Knot said...

How cool is that! As a fellow preacher we could probably bat this one around until the Lord returns. lol

Florence said...

Wonderful!!

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) Hi friends - waving! xxxx

Rapunzel said...

Hi Pen, Apropos of nothing really I've found a working computer and popped on to show you this video, because when I saw it I thought 'Pen would understand this!!!' and so here it is.


http://vimeo.com/70993261

Pen Wilcock said...

That's wonderful! I put it on my Facebook page. I've seen photos of the front of that house, but never known its story. Thank you so much! xx

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

That picture does say a 1000's words..and isn't it just like our Lord to come just for us?

Pen Wilcock said...

Yes! xx :0)

Rebecca said...

I really like the new pictures of YOU!

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) Thank you! x