There is so much beauty in this video. So much for us to learn from. So many parallels with our life with God. The dog’s human has obviously done some work to collect the leaves and provide such a playful, enjoyable environment. And then the dog simply delights in having fun with what his human has provided. He isn’t exercising as a chore or duty yet he is using his body to its full extent – the way God intended. and he’s obviously having a boatload of fun doing it too!

And the human – look at him. Is he complaining about the mess? Is he telling the dog to sit still? Is he barking (pardon the pun) orders at the pooch? No,he is delighting in it all. Is the dog trying to please his human friend or is he simply enjoying life, using all his senses to the best of his ability? Delight all round!

This is how God looks upon us as we live the lives in the place He has provided for us. God delights in us. Our lives don’t have to be full of rigidity, somberness and dull faces. We can live life! And have fun. We are allowed to enjoy life! In fact, He wants us to. He is pleasured when he watches us living and enjoying life within the environment He has provided for us.

If knowing that God delights in me as His child, how does this reflect in my role as a parent to my children?

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness.”
Zephaniah 3:17