Aloof, afraid, he would not come,

To me, but stayed afar, searching, looking, walking,

Never listening to my call, only wondering,

Is it safe, can I trust?

He would run past, though I tried

To coax him near, but still he would not come, for fear

Of something he did not understand, only wondering,

Is it safe, can I trust?

One day he stopped, looked at me, took the food,

And off he ran, but,

He came again, still looking, wondering,

Is it safe, can I trust?

Soon he sat upon my knee eating and thinking,

It was okay, but,

Still he was careful, looking at me, wondering,

Is it safe, can I trust?

One day danger came his way and, running

He came to one he knew, a place

Of refuge in my arms, now knowing,

It is safe, I can trust!

How slow we are to run to God who is our refuge in times of trouble, and the One that we can always trust.

This is a true story of Checker, pictured above, and myself.

©2019 Steve McLeod

7 Comments on “Checker.

    • Animals truly can sense when people are sad, worried, happy and whether or not they can trust a person. And it’s true for domestic or wild animals. Knowing that has really helped me in making friends with them. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!

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      • Yes, I know what you mean. I have actually spent a number of years studying animals of all kinds. I also learned a lot from a lady who also had studied animals for more years than I have. Thanks for the nice comment.

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  1. It would seem to me that Animals and people are not all that different. We all have some trust issues. But I can finally see why he trusted you!

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