Charlie and Wally have access to streams for refreshing drinks of water. They don’t stand on the edge and lap up the water—they dive in. If the water is not too deep, they lay down in it and drink without even lowering their heads. (Stand back when they come out because the water will be flying.)

It seems that too often I only take a sip of what God has to offer, hanging out on the edge of his love. I need to dive in and take refuge in his love. And like my dogs, if I get soaking wet I can shake it off and give his love away.

Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”