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Encounter with a stray on Easter Sunday morning

In Only Son

By J. Smith IV
April 21, 2017 at 9:11 a.m.

God's creation.

I named this stray "Pup." He (...or she)...came running towards me when I stepped outside of the front entrance to the church. I stood stock still, trying to compose myself. There wasn't any indication of aggressiveness on the dog's part but the dog seemed to be in want of something from me: something that I did not have to give...

...that is until I returned to the Mount Sinai Fellowship hall to retrieve a bowl and a cup of water. When I returned outside to give the water to the dog, it was no longer on the church grounds.

I caught sight of the pup in a nearby grocery store parking lot. Determined to give this particular dog the water, I found a $5 bill in the parking lot of the grocery store specializing in Mexican goods and services there, on Lake June Rd. in Dallas.

Those of you who know me have seen my posts where I have found small sums of money on the ground. I boast about the Lord providing me with "supplemental income." My Master knows what little pay public school teachers earn!

This $5 went towards the purchase of some canned dog food that I purchased inside of the Mexican goods grocery store.

The pup was so hungry that three separate trips were made into that store Easter Sunday morning to buy additional cans of dog food. The dog had been scouring the parking lot, sniffing at and tearing up trash from the ground for want of food, apparently. I am not by nature, a "dog person" but my Spidey senses were tingling and it seemed to me that the dog, being a creature of my Lord's own making, needed something...

...and, I was there to provide it, with the Lord's own hand in it all, with the $5 bill that I found.

I suppose that the German Shepherd pup was of enough sense to know that help might be found through some saint at Mount Sinai Baptist Church on Easter Sunday morning-2017.

Glory to God!!!!



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