Big Dog Watching

Sheep Dog or Collie (Rough), from the Dogs of the World series for Old Judge Cigarettes by Goodwin & Company is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

The man who does our income taxes lives on a little farm near our town. Yesterday, when I went out there, it looked like a baby farm animal zoo!

In a side pasture next to the house there were several chickens pecking at the half-green grass. Right in the middle of them was a little pot-bellied pig, rooting around and running in all directions. The girls paid him no mind.

Suddenly, the baby pig took off running towards the middle of the pasture. “Where is he going?” Then I saw them, four baby goats grazing contently. They and the pig engaged in a brief stand off, before he scrambled back to his lady chicken friends.

When I picked up our completed taxes, I commented to our accountant’s wife about the unfenced animals. “How do you keep them safe?” I asked. “There are plenty of critters out here who’d like to eat them for dinner.” “Baxter keeps an eye on them,” she said.

Sure enough, as I drove away, I saw a large dog lying next to an out building. He’d positioned himself where he had a commanding view of of the whole scene. The little animals were covered.

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.

Psalm 36:5-6 (NIV)

Occasionally, I see posts where fellow believers write as if God has walked away from His creation. Things are getting so bad, they imply, He must no longer be keeping an eye on this world.

Kind reader, this is untrue. As the scripture above says, the Lord’s great love, faithfulness, and righteousness surround us. He has a commanding view of everything. We are covered.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️






38 responses to “Big Dog Watching”

  1. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Gotta take breaks to maintain mental health!

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I thought you could identify with this post. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, even during tax season.

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  3. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Yay Baxter! We have 5 dogs who are very much like Baxter, and I love when lessons like this from every day life point us to God. Thanks for herding us in that direction!

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, wisehearted. I appreciate your visit to my little blog. I will tap on over to your site and check it out. God Bless!


  5. Wise Hearted Avatar

    Such good thoughts, a command view of His children, that will preach and give comfort.

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Kathlyn. God Bless!


  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Tina. God Bless!


  8. Tina Avatar

    Comforting post, David.

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  9. Kathlyn Tsang Avatar

    Lovely illustration, David. Thank you.

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I always appreciate your thoughts and encouragement, Bridget. Thank you for being a regular reader and commenter. Sharing stories with a biblical point is my preferred way to write. Blessings!

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  11. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I am so thankful to know that God is always with us and watching over us. Things might go wrong, especially considering we live in a fallen world, but our God never leaves us, nor forsakes us. Thanks for this post. I love how you always share a story that we can relate to spiritually. Blessings, friend!

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  12. Beth Alisan Avatar

    This is my go to verse when one of the dogs has an ailment or someone asks me to pray for their beloved pet.

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Gary. I rarely write posts about something that happened the afternoon before, but this time it worked.

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  14. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Great story of a comforting truth David.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’ll be watching, as usual! 😀


  16. Avatar

    Wednesday PM – Andy B 2 Minute Video it will be 😊

    Andy B

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, Simply B. Like it says somewhere else in the Bible, God is not slack about keeping His promises. And one of those promises is that He will never leave or forsake us. Thank you for stopping by! Blessings.


  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Tamweary. Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless.

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, Andy B! What do we truly have to fear? This thought could be a post in itself. Tag, you’re it, brother!

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  20. SimplyB Avatar

    What an encouraging, wonderful, timely message! The last sentence, “As the scripture above says, the Lord’s great love, faithfulness, and righteousness surround us. He has a commanding view of everything. We are covered,” is really all we need to know. What a comfort!

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    This verse is one of my favorites too, Beth. I’ve rescued a few dogs and helped find them homes. It’s comforting to know that God loves animals too. Thank you for sharing !

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  22. tamweary Avatar

    Praise God – ‘Our Baxter’ who is ever watching over Us too!! I love this💕💕Thanks for sharing, David👏

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  23. Avatar

    Brilliant reminder of how God views us.

    So what do we truly have to fear?!?

    Andy B

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  24. Beth Alisan Avatar

    One of my favorite verses David. I love the picture your words painted for the farm animals under the watchful eye of the collie.

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  25. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen! Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless you too.

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  26. Pure Glory Avatar

    Wonderful post, David. We always have to look a little closer to see how God is watching over us. We are always under his watchful care, even we do not realize it! Blessings!

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I can say the same, brother Matt. Thank God, He watches over us!

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  28. jesusluvsall Avatar

    As I look back over my life, I can certainly attest to the fact that God is always watching over us

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Manu. Life can indeed be overwhelming. at times. Yet we are never alone. God’s best to you.

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes we do, Barb. God watches over us and we should we should look out for each other. Thanks for stopping by! God Bless.


  31. Manu Avatar

    God is always watching over his creation. I take comfort from that thought David. Even though there is much that can make us feel anxious, I often remind myself of this truth and know that he sees and he knows. We are indeed covered.

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  32. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    We all have others to look after. Even the farm dog!

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  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, God is still on the job. He hasn’t walked away. Consequently, as you often point out on your site, we shouldn’t walk away from ourselves. Thank you for your input. God Bless!

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, brother! Blessings to you and Susan, as well.

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  35. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    No, God HASN’T walked away from his creation, or his people. Thanks for the reminder.
    “He has a commanding view of everything. We are covered.” What a comforting truth.

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  36. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Wow David! We certainly are singing from the same hymn sheet today. Oh how marvellous is our Shepherd, He is ever watchful over us all the time – hallelujah! God bless you brother.

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