She wasn’t that unusual for someone her age except that many considered her to be extra hyper because she didn’t seem to have the ability to sit still or stop “running in circles”. Although medicine might have helped her it was never used to calm her down enough to be in public places. So, often she didn’t go out.
Even in her own home she was seen as odd by those who loved her. Her actions often times brought embarrassment and frustrations to those she lived with. All of the correction and instruction seemed to be tossed aside as she seemed to ignore those who tried to steer her in the right direction using correction and other forms of discipline.
Everywhere she went she brought those around her to anger as they watched her leave a trail of destruction as she made her way through this world. And so several times she was tossed out of her home and put up for adoption. She was rejected and tossed aside basically because she didn’t seem to fit in and because, quite frankly, she seemed to be disposable and unwanted.
By the time that Chris had met her in Yolo County, California, she had already been in and out of three different homes. People had actually taken her into her homes only to take her back to the agency where they adopted her, simply because she was a handful.
But Chris saw something in this youngster. He was able to see beyond who she was at this moment to who she could become; perhaps even who she was made to be. Chris saw in her potential that no one else had seen before. Chris knew that it would be work, but with the right amount of love and discipline, even this young Jack could be nurtured into someone whose gifting and uniqueness would one day be seen.
Either way, Chris was determined that Jack deserved a place to live; a place in which Jack could be loved. And so Chris adopted Jack and brought her home to join him and his wife Suhey’s growing family. It was a family whose household knew the value of adoption and eagerly welcomed Jack into their home to join the rest of the family.
But, very soon, Chris and Suhey understood why so many others had given up on Jack! They came to realize that it would take time to train up this young one whose past was filled with poor training. And, in time, with MUCH patience, correction, and love by Chris and Suhey Jack started coming around.
Soon, Jack was following directions and even joined her family’s business; “Stunt Dog Productions”, which is a family owned business led by Chris and Suhey Perondi. In fact I first met her last week as she was with her family traveling across the USA performing at local State Fairs. She has grown into a beautiful girl who loves skateboarding and whose excessive energy is actually one of the assets to who she is and what she does for a living. It is as though she has finally found her purpose in life.
But as I was listening to Chris talk about how this dog had gone from being rejected to finding out what she was actually made to do, I thought about how many people have stories that relate to this dog’s story.
How the God of this Universe sent His only Son Jesus to die on a cross so that we could live a life in eternity as well as a life TODAY that is full of purpose. He came and adopted us and called us sons and daughters and revealed that our flaws were actually what made us great and even valuable. What others had seen as rejectable in our lives, God saw as precious and was willing to pay a tremendous price to purchase us. His bench mark was not the same as what others use to judge worth.
Do you know this God? You can today. He wants to know you and have you no longer be tossed aside, going from place to place. He wants you to know Him.
The first step is committing your life to God through Jesus Christ; you can do that right now.
Simply put; “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13)
My friend, your story isn’t over yet! My guess is that His plans are so much better than what you would have ever thought or planned. Let Jesus Christ change your story for HIS-story. The best is yet to come!
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Get ready; God has prepared some good works for you to walk in.
NOTE: All the Perondi’s and Cline’s dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. Their mission is to promote pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and educate on the importance of spay and neutering. During every show they take time to share their mission and encourage everyone to spend more time with their pets at home. http://www.stuntdogshow.com