Who could punch a puppy?

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I currently have four puppies who are 5 weeks old.  We are potty training them on puppy pads. About 75% of the time they piddle where they are supposed to and 25% their poo goes in the right spot. As the owner/trainer I do not get mad when they miss, the opposite is more prevalent. I praise their accomplishments.  I think that many Christians look at God as a vengeful father who is looking to throw lightning bolts. 
We are his creation his children and he is a good father. He is not vengeful but he is loving. When reading through the gospels and how Jesus relates to people he is not mean. Take the woman at the well for example. He knew all about her past yet he did not judge her. He showed her kindness and did not treat with anything but respect. When dealing with Zecheus (sp?), he actually requested to go to his house. Tax collectors were not looked at favorably. When Z repented, it wasn’t after a tongue lashing it was after being in Jesus’s presence.

I think people need to spend time in his presence and get to know him. It is life changing.

Who could punch a puppy?

James 1:18 NLT

He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession

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About Ben Kilen

I am a average guy father of 4. I don't claim any super powers or amazing talents. I do have a double jointed thumb and I have always hoped it would bring me wealth and fame but so far it hasn't. I am an eclectic music lover as long and by music current day main stream rap does not qualify as music. Anything that has one to two sentences hammered over and over with no melody or excessive auto tune does not qualify.

3 responses to “Who could punch a puppy?”

  1. Prodigal Chick says :

    Hahaha…. you have written a new parable…. how much more valuable and loved are we than puppies, piddle and poo!!! My heart just can’t take the thought of a puppy or any one of God’s creatures being punched. It has to break God’s heart that His children think so little of ourselves and of Him. Thank you so much for your tender teaching. God Bless You!!

  2. the warrioress says :

    Great example! You’ve drawn an excellent metaphor here; it’s perfect!

  3. Mike Ford says :

    We need another revolution in the church; not to reform it at the institutional level or create new doctrines – we have the components we need, but how we see them has some flies in the ointment. The revolution will not be televised and will be difficult for most of us, yet simple if not for our attachments. It is as simple as this – we base it on Christ, not ideas about Christ that masquerade as sound doctrine. Differentiating between the two is where people act like Pharisees and push back with hate-speech of apostasy and accusations of unorthodox teaching.

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