I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human, why are you staring out the window?
Me: I’m looking at the sky.
Stella: Why are you looking at the sky and not at me?
Me: The sky is so big. It reminds me how small we are. We need to be reminded of that.
Stella: Lady Human, are you sad? You don’t feel to me the same as when we laugh together.
Me: Yes, Stella, I am sad tonight. And I was sad last week, but I think I hid it better.
Stella: I knew. I didn’t say anything because you didn’t seem to want to talk about it. Are you sad about a human thing?
Me: Yes. Do you remember when I told you all this morning after breakfast that I was going to church, and that I would see you later?
Stella: Yes. You say that every week. I don’t know why. I figure church is like the grocery store, someplace you have to go once in a while.
Me: Well, some of our neighbors here in Texas went to their church this morning and they didn’t come home.
Stella: Oh. Oh. OH!
Me: Calm down, Stella girl. Everything will be all right. It doesn’t seem like it, but it will be. This morning at my church, I opened my Bible…
Stella: That book that smells good like leather.
Me: Yes. It has very important things in it and it fell open to the 23rd chapter of Jeremiah. The last part of the 24th verse caught my eye. It says, “Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.”
Stella: Is that the Great Creator? Is that His book?
Me: Yes. I believe that with all my heart.
Stella: I wish I could read.
Me: Oh, you do, Stella. You all do in your way.
Stella: And you are looking at the big, big sky because He fills that sky.
Stella: You feel better now. I sense it.
Me: Yes, some.
Stella: I feel better, too, Lady Human. Looking at the Great Creator’s big, big sky with you makes me feel better.
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