It's time for the answer to the mystery picture, and most of you guessed it!! It is part of an old fashioned victrola, or gramophone. I saw it in an antique mall and thought it was beautiful. I think it had extensive work done to make it look new. It reminded me of the story of the dog in the RCA logo, so I thought I would tell it again. The dog was real, he was a fox terrior named Nipper. He belonged to Mark Berraud. When Mark died, his brother Francis inherited Nipper, along with a few recordings of Mark's voice. And when Francis would play these recordings of his brother's voice, the little dog would sit faithfully in front of the gramophone, listening to his deceased master's voice with his head tilted. This became the well known painting called "His Master's voice". It was originally called "His Late Master's Voice" and is still worded that way on many of the really old RCA records. But the company did not want such a depressing title for their logo, so they removed the word "late'. I think that Nipper would be an even better symbol for Christians. A dog such as him is loyal to his master, can't wait to spend time with him, and doesn't expect any reward other than to please their master and maybe get a pat on the head. I think I'm not doing too bad if I just sit for awhile with my head tilted like Nipper, and listen for my master's voice.
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."