Sticks Closer than a Brother
Ted Gocke
03.18.2011

This morning I saw a web-news story from Japan that really touched my heart-strings.  A reporter and his cameraman were in a devasted tsnumai stricken village.  It was abandoned.  There was trash and rubble everywhere, and in this little trash-strewn area were two dogs-one injured-both dirty, weather-weary and hungry.

As the reporter would try to get closer to the injured dog-the other dog would bark and walk towards the man as if to say, "Get away from my friend."  The story has a happy ending-both dogs were rescued and are in an animal hosptal getting the medical care they need.

It reminded me of the Bible verse that tells us how Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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