Here it is in the middle of the afternoon.  I don’t typically write in the middle of the day.  I’m an early morning sort of gal.

I don’t have small children or even older kids that dictate my schedule or when I can write.

So I choose to write in the morning.

However, last Saturday something happened that has cramped my style this week.  I was surprised I got a post up on Monday!

This little guy joined our family on Saturday.  His name is Leroy.  And please…don’t judge, this picture shows the dirt on my kitchen floor.

It has been 3 1/2 years since Spot died.  I had no desire to get a dog right away.  After a year or so, I would check the ads in the paper or go to the pound.  I even met someone that needed to get rid of their dog due to allergies.  The dog was the same breed as Spot (which I wanted), we met at a dog park and that dog wanted ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with me.  Well, I certainly wasn’t taking THAT dog home with me!

I waited for some time.  I wanted a Rat Terrier because Spot had been such a great dog.

Then on Saturday it happened. There it was.  A “FIRST TIME AD” in the paper that said “tiny terrier puppies.” I called and asked if they were Rat Terriers and they were.  I took Andy with me and well, you can see what happened.

I took this picture when I was working in the kitchen on Sunday morning.  He is very tiny; he weighs just 2.5 pounds and he was frightened while I was unloading the dishwasher. He crawled under the cabinet, right next to the stove.  He kept his head down until I decided to take this picture.

It reminded me of the scripture from Exodus where the Lord tells Moses he will hide him in the cleft of the rock and cover Moses with his hand while he (the Lord) passes by.  Earlier in the Exodus 33 the Lord has told Moses that “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” vs. 20

By putting Moses in the cleft of the rock and covering his face, the Lord was protecting Moses.

Leroy was seeking protection.  He found it in a small, covered spot in the kitchen.

He also finds it with Andy.

I need protection in my life too. 

I can find it in my quiet time.

I can find it in community with other believers. 

But I find it most often when I am quiet…and listening…there I find it in the still, small voice of the Lord.

Do you need protection?  I think we all do.  
Where do you find your protection? 

I am joining Crystal for her Behind the Scenes link-up
And Jennifer for her Tell His Story link-up

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