A Moment with Our Creator: Psalm 105: 4

Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

Psalm 105:4, NIV

Those who enjoy the companionship of dogs have experienced the intensity of their gaze. 

I want my eyes to seek out and rest on the Lord with that type of intensity.

Our dog Adi was born into a household filled with love and Labradors. Her big, beautiful Labrador family extends across several states. During Adi’s first weeks of life, she was surrounded by her parents, her littermates, and a chocolate Labrador named Buck.  Today’s scripture photo features Buck. Last week, our dear friend, who loves the Lord and his Labs, said goodbye to Buck, his loyal Labrador companion of 16 years.  This post is dedicated to him.

© 2019-2023, Lessons from a Lab, Beth Alisan.  All Rights Reserved.

Photograph used with owner’s permission

25 thoughts on “A Moment with Our Creator: Psalm 105: 4

  1. I am deeply sorry for your friend’s loss. We have experienced this very same thing, just a few weeks ago. Yet, the blessings overflow in regard to our pets…God is so very good! How lucky we are to love these doggies so very much!!! And their unconditional love opens such windows of wisdom for us…

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  2. Dogs are such sweet creations of God. I think He designed them just for us to love, and most importantly, them to love and adore us. Buck’s sweet, earnest gaze is so touching. It’s the perfect picture of how I want to look at God. May God comfort those who are grieving Buck’s loss. Thank you for sharing, Beth.

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  3. With his upturned gaze, Buck appears to be worshiping! Now I’d like to think he’s in heaven with all beloved pets (though it’s hard to imagine how God accommodates them all)! I base that thought on Romans 8:19-21. Meanwhile, may the sweet memories of Buck bring smiles to those who knew him.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers for the loss of Buck, I remember such a loss is never easy. What a beautiful lab he was, with a heartfelt gaze. If only we could look on our Lord with such love and longing. God bless you and your family today sister 🙏

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  5. Rest in peace, Buck. My condolences.
    That intense gaze says to me, “What’s next? I’m ready!”

    I wonder if any dogs tagged along with Jesus—during his ministry days, or the Apostle Paul on his missionary journeys?

    What a cool story it would make to create a fictional dogs eye view of actual events during that time!

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  6. Beth, I’m sorry about your friend’s loss. When I see that intent gaze in either of my dogs it prompts me to say this little prayer:

    “Dear Father God, fix my eyes on You and keep my ears tuned to Your every word. Put a desire in me to follow You as Master, the same way that dogs want to be near and follow their master. Make my obedience become a pleasure bringing honor to You the Master. Amen.”

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  7. so sorry for the loss of your friend’s companion

    i vividly remember the way our dogs would look at us with eyes ever questioning, loving and loyal

    quite an intense mix, and one thing I certainly miss, ever since we had to give our dogs away – so many years ago – because of the journey God was calling us to embark upon at the time

    Andy B

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