We’ve gone for years without a dog. Which for those who know our story has been hard, but right. I’m an animal lover who brought everything home to be a pet. And I always thought I’d have horses and cats and dogs – but my path didn’t lead that way.
So we were surprised by this new addition (Mitty) who has made morning drop-offs sweet. I mean how can riding to school with an adorable, though sometimes mischievous, puppy on your lap be bad :)
But truth be told, I hope all of our morning rides can and have been equally sweet, puppy or not. I hope they’re filled with laughs and love and honest and safe. That the kids understand that they are known and unconditionally loved and that their worth is never defined by a grade, a team, a friend group or anything besides Truth. Truth that our worth exceeds anything we can imagine. Truth founded in love – love from the beginning of time – LOVE demonstrated by an act we will pause to remember tomorrow, Good Friday.
Senate Chaplain Black said a couple of years ago at the National Prayer Breakfast that as a 10yo he had enough analytical power to know that “the value of an object is based upon the price someone is willing to pay.” Dare we believe (1 Peter 1: 18-19)
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
and sink into Truth and allow it to inform our worth today and everyday. Valued as precious beyond anything imaginable – the Happy Ending – Easter.
Now that makes a heavenly carpool ride – to school and everywhere else.
Thanks for walking (and driving) the road with me.