This couple was led all over the place by their dog. First to the tree, then to the bench, then to the grass. Some dogs are well trained and some are not. As a child, my family owned a dog named Jedi (jeh-dee). I did not have to walk the dog. He roamed about freely and on some days, he dug up something he wasn’t supposed to. The stench was unbearable. Though we were fond of Jedi, we couldn’t stand having him inside the house when he smelled like death.
Though kids at this age can make a fuss and have tantrums, this couple walked a straight path with their children who are receptive to their leading.
“At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:25-30 NKJV
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