Epic Teen Models & Their Dogs…
We set out to do a shoot with our awesome models featuring some uber cool bags and pouches made by my friend and artisan Ellen. You will just love them, I know we did! You can check out her site here: http://snapdogdesigns.com/ I will share her products with you later this week, as for now my plan was to introduce you to our models and their dogs but then I came across this quote: “A dog is the only thing on EARTH that loves you more than he loves himself” and it made me think of Gods love, and how HUGE it is, and it reminded me of this scripture: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” So why do we accept the love that dogs offer, but not Gods??
Is it because its crazy, all consuming love?…would you sacrifice your only child so that everyone else could live?? What??? I think not!! Think about it…I think its too huge for us to wrap our minds around, that a being could love and KNOW us better than we know ourselves. However, He has given us dogs to share our life with… why do you think dogs are such a popular pet? Americans spend billions of dollars a year on them, and I can tell you why…because they fill that hole inside of us, give us unconditional love, in leaps and bounds, pouring out whenever we choose to except it. Read that last sentence again: whenever we choose to accept it. Hmmm, so we just can’t; can’t, can’t, can’t believe in something greater than ourselves: but dogs…yes, that we get. We can touch them, we can cry with them, we can heal with them. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can do that with God too. He wants you to. God made that hole in us for Him to fill, and only Him. Your dog can forgive your earthly follies and fill you up for a short while, but God through Christ can forgive our eternal ones and make you never ache again.
So, my friends, dogs may be the only earthly creature to love us more than we love ourselves, but God; well God is the only being in the universe capable of loving us more than we love ourselves, unconditionally, forever! You just have to let Him. Do you really think it’s a coincidence that dog spelled backwards is God??? So give your dog a hug and ponder the Lord who made your pet so perfectly to fit those gaps in our lives! Dogs definitely speak to our souls, and I know spending a few hours with these awesome kids and their faithful companions sure made my heart sing! Enjoy!
With that, please meet our Epic Teen Models and Their Incredible Four Legged Buddies!! Enjoy!