The den is very important to a puppy. It is a place of rest and safety. It is a place to regroup after a difficult morning. And it is a place to re-energize for the next romp or play date.
Whether the pup is teeny weenie like Dixie Bell or big and lanky like Juliet, they all need a place where they feel safe and can unwind from the stress of their canine lives.
Our families also need a place of safety. It is supposed to be home, but sadly many homes resemble more of a war zone than a safety zone. Instead of an atmosphere of peace and rest for the family soul, a thick air of bitterness and mistrust shrouds any light trying to pierce through their broken lives.
Christ at the center is the only hope for any family; for any home. But instead of sharing Him and shining His reflected light from our home into theirs, we point our fingers and wag our tongues which serve only to fuel the chaotic cycle and compromise the restful safety of our own homes.
How much better to follow the command of Jesus to be salt and light? When we do that we are too busy in His service and loving others to gossip and tear down and the result will be homes restored to their God-given purpose; safety and rest for all who enter.