You don’t see many greyhounds unless you go to a track where they race. They have a pretty sad life as long as they are winning. After they are done making money for the owner, they get retired. Thankfully, some agencies foster these elegant, quiet, and meek couch potatoes
We adopted two of them. Not only are they sweet, gentle, and thin-skinned, they are amazingly fast. In a sprint, they can go faster than a horse, though it is noticeably short-lived. After their 5-minute run, they will be content to lay on the couch nuzzled with you or maybe without you.
They are sighthounds — they will run after anything that moves. You will not catch or stop them. They have caught several rabbits in our yard as well as a few birds taking flight.
Unfortunately, if you were to get out of their sight, they might not find their way back home. A Greyhound’s eyes are only focused on what they see that moment, or should I say, what they are chasing, totally unaware of an approaching car or other dangers.
Many times, we are like the greyhound, letting our eyes wander. Not necessarily on anything bad, but maybe on things that are not profitable.
“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient…” (I Corinthians 6:12)
We often get fixed on the negatives: Illness, lack of funds, or such like. Yet if we would stay focused on Jesus and His Word, we would be better off.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (II Corinthians 5:7)