Fred is a Bagel – a mix of beagle and bassett hound. I’m pretty sure that his peaceful sleep comes from his bassett side. But he is also very much beagle. For an old man, he can be very alert and playful, especially as we drive. He vigilantly watches for other dogs, and he constantly sniffs the air for clues as to who is around and where we might be going.
That’s the way I long to live. Resting in God’s peace, yet awake, alert and alive to the reality of God’s presence and power shaping the world.