Martin Luther: Common

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He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn is exalted in honor. Psalm 112:9

“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made his greatest gift the commonest.”

Martin Luther as recounted by Tana Osborn in Until Heaven Then My Friend: Life’s Journey for Your Beloved Dog (Powell Butte: Updraft, 2013) 67.

God has given many gifts widely to common folk. Few as precious as a faithful dog. That’s what so awesome about our God. He shares such precious blessings widely.

Richness is not found in possessing wealth but in enjoying and sharing simple blessings, like a good dog. I pray today you will find joy in that which is common.