Tuesday, August 28, 2007
God & Bailey
Today's blog entry is going to be different than most. I want to introduce you to Bailey. He is my 6 year of Golden Retriever. From his earliest puppy days he has been my helper and co-worker.
While working with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) he was known as Bailey the Fire Dog. He has worked in fire safety education. As Fire Chaplain Dog he has assisted in many Critical Incident Stress Debriefings besides just comforting victims of the sorrows of life.
He has also come to be known as the Deacon Dog. He lives a simple yet powerful four-footed furry lesson in the grace of simply trusting, loving and joyfully serving whomever he meets.
Bailey is an excellent reminder of the message of God's Word to join with all creation in living in praise to God.
 Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights!
 Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his host!
 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
 Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
 Let them praise the name of the LORD!
For he commanded and they were created.
 And he established them for ever and ever;
he fixed their bounds which cannot be passed.
 Praise the LORD from the earth,
you sea monsters and all deeps,
 fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy wind fulfilling his command!
 Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
 Beasts and all cattle,
creeping things and flying birds!
 Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
 Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his glory is above earth and heaven.
 He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!