God does things for love too. We wouldn't be living in this little house under the weeping willow if it wasn't for a landlord who agreed to let us keep all three pets. In this day and age when landlords can call the shots, he was more than gracious. I was so afraid we'd be called upon to give up our animals, a cruelty that would have been too much to bear. God knew it was so and didn't ask us to bear it. Our now senior cat has been with me since she was a tiny kitten that I could cradle in my cupped hands. One of our rescue pups has bonded so completely with the son, who doesn't want to be named, that they have almost raised each other. The other, the one with the sick tummy, calls my husband her master. This is the dog rescued from death row because it was thought she couldn't be domesticated. She found redemption in her rescuer's home who then let us adopt her. Once again I am glad that God found me redeemable and has adopted me as His child.
I John 3:1 (NIV)
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Children of God - Third Day