Do you ever ponder things? I like to ponder verses in the Bible. Sometimes in the early morning when all is quiet and everyone is sleeping, and I'm trying too, I think about verses. God is happy when we do this...think about His word.
When I think about our new puppy Selah I ponder how she was given to us. We owned her mother for a little while. We gave her mother to Grover and Kay, our farrier. He's come to the barn many times shoeing and trimming our horses, and we've borrowed his goats for the Christmas Nativity. They also raise Pyrenees Dogs. Kay was happy to get one of the puppies that we found in a cave at our last house. Three cute puppies abandoned by their mother. We found them, rescued them from being eaten by coyotes.
My puppy from that cave rescue died last July. She was just over a year old and I was so sad for the longest time. Kay knew this. Kindly, she gave us a puppy from her dog's first litter. She didn't have to. She sold her other puppies fast and she could have sold Selah too. Ponder that! God is so good.
We've been enjoying this fuzzy ball of fur. She's getting so big now I can hardly carry her. Time to teach her to be on a lead.
It's better, so much better, to ponder the gifts God has given us than to fret or worry about the many things that could occupy our thoughts and cause us harm. (Psalms 37:8b "do not fret it only causes harm.")
Some verses to ponder in Psalms...
"Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face."
"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth."