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.