Puppies are cute.  But children last forever.

I see.

No longer do I pour my money into doggy daycare, pompom cuts, high-end dog food, or buying hundreds-of-dollars dogs.  In fact, no longer do I have a dog, not because it’s wrong to have a dog, but because my money was in the exaltation of the puppy above the care of the child.

Ever since I committed my life to Christ, I have seen that my priorities . . were not God’s.  God cares more about the malnourished child in India, the sick child in Thailand, the uneducated child in Nicaragua, the child who wants after-school tutoring in Brazil, the child who wants to stay away from gangs in Kenya, the child who needs water in Tanzania, the child who has never had a celebrated birthday in Bangladesh, the child who needs a medical check-up in Peru, the child who wants to play sports in Guatemala, the orphaned child in Rwanda, the lonely child in America . . than He cares about puppies.

Children have souls.

He [Jesus] sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37, NLT)


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