After his family had returned from a vacation, their ice chest was emptied on the driveway. Without any prompting, this bulldog found a wonderful moment of refreshment and jumped right in without hesitation. You can imagine how much relief this was on a hot and humid day.
Times of refreshing are something we all need periodically; moments that restore us and revive us to continue on. Without them we wear out and lose inspiration, but with them we can continue to smile at the future.
This is exactly what God offers to us as we are on our journey in life. He says that times of refreshing will come from His presence if we will come to Him (NASB, Acts 3:19). When the Israelites were journeying to the Promised Land, God provided water to quench their thirst. For forty years, He met the needs of the countless men, women, and children who were vulnerable in the wilderness by providing rest, food, and water. Likewise, He will make provision today for our needs.
Be as brave as that bulldog. Jump right in without hesitation and trust in His capability to restore and refresh.