“The kids threw rocks at him because he was a stray.  He had been living on the streets for a long time.” I heard an attractive young lady tell the sales clerk one aisle over from me at a local pet store.  I was there searching for treats for Annie which lead me to her.
The dog she referred to stood by her side.  He didn’t possess any of the traits endearing him to neighbors making them eager to take him in as their own. His walk was that of an older dog, not the joyful bounce of a puppy; and his boxy head, prominent jaw and wide muzzle denoted he was part pit bull.
As I approached them, I noticed how narrow his eyes were. As I bent down to pet him under the chin, our eyes met, and I could see the pain of rejection and being unwanted within him. His savior was telling the clerk that he would be looking for a forever home once she got him healthy.
She turned her gaze to me and I proclaimed I had my hands full with the one I already had, quick to ward off any potential inquires whether I needed another dog. His savior said she completely understood. I dismissively left with Annie’s food and treats not giving them another thought.
The next morning those words echoed in my mind “threw rocks at him.”  My heart went out to the dog that had seemed dejected, showing no response to my loving touch.
This dog, whose name I did not know, was in a transitional period and good things were in his future.  His savior had forever changed his life.
I wonder how many of us appear apathetic to Jesus when He calls our name.  Allow Him to claim you as one of His own and experience the fruition of all the good plans He has for you!
Jeremiah 29:11 (Good News)
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.