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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Surprised (09/06/07)

TITLE: Our Hungry Hound


Our Hungry Hound

Iíd never seen our Beagle as hungry as I had this day. Had I forgotten to feed him earlier? Did it just simply slip my mind? Well if it had been me, I would have made sure I didnít miss a meal.

The dog food bag was empty so I tipped it over thinking it was gone, but found that our curious Beagle didnít believe me. He had to search for himself as if I didnít do a good enough job of checking out the once 20 lb. bag of dog food.

The silly dog crept up to the huge bag, sniffed, and discovered a crumb. His tail shook in excitement as he edged his way a little further into the bag. His hind legs were visible until he sniffed another small morsel somewhere in the creases of the paper bag. I was sure I had emptied it thoroughly, only to find out there were more tidbits lodged in the layers. A Beagles nose can sniff food under stone, buried in cement I think.

There was enough food found to surprise even me that took pride in thinking I had cleaned it out well. I was proved wrong by a Beagle with a stronger ability to scent something more in that huge green wrapper.

Our Beagle disappeared completely inside the bag except one hind leg and his tail, and then it happened; he was taken in or swallowed up by the jolly green bag. This sniffing hound dove in hungry, as if starved, with his whole being determined to continue a seemingly endless search.

If only my zeal could be as exciting, determined and curious to dive into Godís Word the way our Beagle did with any morsel left behind. Yes there is food for the hungry, and the bread, we mustnít forget the bread that sustains us. We barely peek between the pages and just kind of reach in a grab a morsel once in a while without even trying to dig deeper. We would be rich, blessed and ready for any battle thrown our way if we only stepped into the pages. I desire to dig deeper, to plough to the end looking for one more truths, precepts, or instruction on how to live a better life for my Lord. The morsels donít get old, the flavor is just as rich as the day I met Jesus.

Believe me if you stick your head in the scripture and just read a little of Godís love for you, then you can be sure there is more. Keep going! There! You see, there is more! Dive in with your whole being you wonít be disappointed at what you find. Who could be disappointed when finding, forgiveness, life for eternity, peace, comfort and a help in time of need?

Read Godís Word! You might be surprised what you find there.

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
ÖHebrews 5:12-13 KJV


Find me in your Word searching for truths, and your answers to this world of uncertainty believing you have my best interest at heart. Show me one morsel at a time that I may digest your Word and apply it to my actions. May others see your Son Jesus in all that I do. In Jesus name I ask

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RuthAnn Cornelson09/13/07
I enjoyed your story and comparison. We have had beagles for years, and they are the best sniffers around. It would indeed be a wonderful thing if we all desired the Word as much and enjoyed the searching and finding of it's treasures as much. Good old Beagles. Their need for searching can be such a pain, but you gotta love 'em. Thanks for the story!
George Parler 09/13/07
Although I've never read a comparison between reading God's Word and a dog after crumbs, it works great. LOL

A wonderful truth is this piece. Good job.
Jacquelyn Horne09/14/07
Great example of how and why to read God's word. I could see the Beagle rummaging in the bag.
Debbie Roome 09/14/07
What a powerful picture.
Dee Yoder 09/14/07
A beagle in a bag! Neat way to dig some wisdom morsels from an ordinary event. Great devotional.
Jan Ackerson 09/17/07
Wonderful object lesson!