As I write, I think about my guide dog not getting much work in right now. However, he is doing something that was not trained into him, but seems to be intrinsic to the retriever breed: McQueen is a great comfort dog. When I'm sick in bed, McQueen will check on me. When I'm sick in the chair, McQueen will lay by me. My guide dog seems to care about me. (Don't get me wrong--my wife is caring for me more!) But, McQueen reminds me of a timeless truth about my Jesus: "...there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother" Proverbs 18:24b. Jesus has promised to never leave me, nor forsake me. His Holy Spirit is the great Comforter. Even if I didn't have McQueen or Julie or anyone to care for me in my weakness--I have Jesus. Jesus is love and comfort to me.
God gives us little earthly blessings like McQueen to remind us of His goodness!