Daily Word of Grace # 223 (April 20, 2021)

When my kids were very young one of their favorite books was P. D. Eastman’s Go, Dog, Go! which recounts the adventures all kinds of dogs—racing in cars, running through neighborhoods, riding rollercoasters, swimming, riding scooters, playing baseball, skiing, and even playing tennis on top of a blimp.  After a night of sleeping all the dogs awake for something very special, as Eastman writes: “The sun is up.  Now is the time for all dogs to get up.  Get up!  It is day.  Time to get going, Go, dogs, Go!  There they go.  Look at those dogs go!  Why are they going fast in those cars?  What are they going to do?  Where are those dogs going?  Look where they are going.  They are all going to that big tree over there.  Now the cars stop.  Now all the dogs get out.  And now look where those dogs are going!  To the tree!  To the tree!  Up the tree!  Up the tree!  Up they go to the top of the tree.  Why?  Will they work there?  Will they play there?  What is up there on top of that tree?  A dog party!  A big dog party!  Big dogs, little dogs, red dogs, blue dogs, yellow dogs, green dogs, black dogs, and white dogs are all at a dog party!  What a dog party!”  Scripture tells us God’s “mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23).  And invites “all the dogs”, including you and me, to a different tree, the cross, which opens the gate of heaven where the party of God’s mercy and love never ends.

Love and Prayers,