Our teddy bears in our childhood

Provided comfort and cuddles too,

And although they could not see or hear

We believed the bond was true.

Our real-life teddies are our dogs

And are inspiring as can be,

Because the life that is instilled in them

Reveals God’s glory that we see.

They are loving and compassionate

Without conditions and are true,

They warn us and protect us

And would lay their life down for us too.

They are gentle and are fluffy

And their sweetness it remains,

They are tender and so cuddly;

A dear blessing every day.

They are loyal and understanding

And when we cry from the heart,

They feel our pain and lick our tears;

They’re a remarkable work of art.

It’s the life inside that is from God

That makes them beautiful,

And our childhood teddies can never compare

To our dogs, so adorable.

They are authentic and so pure

And most look like teddy bears,

But they’re genuine, so clever and wise;

They’re the wheat among the tares.

When we’re dead in sin and trespasses

And where God’s Holy Spirit does not dwell,

We’re like our childhood teddies

Merely made so they can sell.

Because society’s ways are conditional

Filled with labels and much stuff,

Where the outside looks so lovely

But where we never have enough.

Jesus died and rose again

So we can be reconciled,

To the Father as we’re new creations

Where His Spirit will abide.

God’s glory is pure and beautiful

And His creation is so fine,

And when new life is breathed within

It is splendid and divine.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because ‘All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.  The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.’”  1 Peter 1:23-24

“You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book? When I cry out to You…”. Psalm 56:8

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”  John 15:13

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.”  Ephesians 2:1

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).  Ephesians 2:4-5

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,”  Ephesians 1:7-8

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Galatians 5:22

“To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever.  Amen.”  Romans 16:27

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