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by Darlene Casino  
9/06/2007 / Devotionals

"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy;at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
Psalm 16:11KJV

There once was a poodle named Bruno and a cat called Corporal. At the appointed time of day, the mistress would find a quiet spot in the garden to rest and reflect. Both pets were often found to be at her side, since they had learned that time spent with her was always preferable to time confined alone.

Corporal relished this time and drew near to the Loved One's attention. He stretched out full length to receive all the loving strokes she would offer.

Bruno, on the other hand, looked anxiously up and down the way before him for signs of action. He would restlessly move from spot to spot, inching his
way beyond the confines of his mistress's property. And if she but glanced away, he would leave her presence and race to other places and other interests.

The question came to me; "Am I like the cat, relaxing in my Lord's Presence, enjoying His strokes? Or, like the dog, who regarded these time as freedom from the emptiness, but was only biding time until something more interesting comes along?

I wonder...

Father God: Help me to find the fullness of joy in your presence today;to receive all the loving strokes you wish to bestow on me;to find rest as I languish in your loving care. Amen

I am a freelance writer and a retired nurse. I have 3 grown sons, 2 daughters-in-love and 5 grandchildren. My husband and I will celebrate our 48th anniversary in '08'. I became serious about writing after my retirement. My work has only been published on-line thus far.

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