I noticed the driver get out and go into the store. I started to get out of my car when I noticed someone in the passenger seat of the truck staring at the door of the store. This someone turned out to be a cute-as-could-be older German Shepherd dog.
A dog person at heart, I, of course, started a conversation with this lovable dog as soon as I opened my car door. Funny thing was, this dog would hardly look at me. Instead, he looked over the top of my head to the door in which his master disappeared.
With a smile on my face, even though I felt a little dissed by this dog, I strolled inside the store to purchase dog and cat food. Ironic, isn't it?! Purchase complete, when I went outside the truck was still parked beside my car and the dog was in the exact spot I left him, still giving the door of the store the ole stare-down. The dog was just watching and waiting for his master to come back to him. (or her?)
I believe the dog realized my purchase consisted of dog food for he watched me as I threw the bags in the trunk and watched as I took the cart back inside. When I came out, again, he couldn't keep from watching the door of the store where his master disappeared.
He was waiting. Waiting with an intensity to suggest great love for his master. He was focused on the task - to wait, to watch.
I puttered along wanting to see how this faithful, loving dog would truly act when he saw the first glimpse of his master. However, time was short. I left wondering how the dog and master reunion would unfold.
Would the dog become so excited at first sight of his master he'd bounce around in the truck until the door finally opened and his master returned? Would he cover the master with kisses and love? Or, would the dog just sit, watch and not react with excitement?
As I drove away I began to compare the scene to that of when I see my Master. When I finally see Him face to face how will I react? I imagine great joy, awe, and crying if I know myself! Perhaps I'll be in such awe, I'll just sit and stare.
No matter my reaction, it is important to watch and be ready by allowing myself a relationship with Him. Then, when we see our Master face to face, what love, grace and mercy will radiate from His Glorious face!
Mark 13:26-27 At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
Mark 13:32-37 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back - whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!'