Every so often, I am called by God to do something that is so far exceedingly beyond what I feel capable or wanting to do as a human that I am utterly 100% convicted that I can only do it with 100% in the strength and love and mercy and grace of the Lord. Such is the case as I sit right now in an emergency clinic for the 2nd time in three days with paralyzed dog Miss Mercy who is only three years old after being told she needs life-saving surgery and even with that extremely expensive surgery she may or may not live.

I am utterly convinced in my flesh I would simply let her go right now, but I am also utterly clear that my job as my veterinarian reminded me is to obey the Lord God almighty above all else. I do not know what the outcome will be, whether she will even live through her surgery. Or what her life might be like afterward. I only know that as I told the emergency room vet that my life belongs to the Lord. I am His. And just as when years ago He birthed this ministry through an act of what some might call utter foolishness – which was in fact faith and obedience – I know that all things are possible with God.

This, to me, is not about a dog. It is about the Lord. Regardless of His will for my dear Miss Mercy for whom my heart breaks, I know and trust and believe that He has a plan in all this. And my prayer is that through this all that people’s lives would be touched and transformed, that people would be brought into His Kingdom, that they would give their lives to following Him, and, if it be His will, that my sweet Miss Mercy would have more precious time enjoying her life on this earth.

2Co 4:18  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 

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