What is the difference between buying a painting, building an addition on your house, or getting a dog?
The answer is simply that we would get the dog for a wholly different reason than the other things – and that is for relationship. We get a dog because it is “man’s best friend;” because it can love and be loved.
God created men and women in this world because he wanted more than just a painting that is beautiful or a remodel that is useful. Rather, God desired relationship.
Here’s why I love dogs… they remind me that at the heart of what’s meaningful in the universe is relationship.
Photo Credit: Tamara Wytsma, with our dog Charity