A Different Perspective, with Berni Dymet Devotionals

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A Dog Named Charlie

by Berni Dymet

Col. 3:11 As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

I was staying overnight with a friend recently. It was a cold night, so I was pleased to get inside the front door. And almost immediately, I was greeted by a dog. Now this was the scruffiest little looking excuse for a dog that I've ever seen.

Short, black - at least he used to be. He was going seriously grey, scruffy, with an almost wiry coat.
 
Charlie was, quite obviously on in years with a bit of a hobble, arthritis no doubt. Now, I have to tell you, I'm not generally a dog person. But within just a half hour, I was taken by Charlie.

He came to sit with me - gentle, kind. Does that sound kind of weird for a dog? I fell in love with little old Charlie.

Seems to me there are so many Charlies in this world; people who on the outside don't seem to have much to offer. But actually, they have the power to light up our days.

Those people - those Charlies - are so precious. To God. To you. To me.

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