May 14, 2009
Penn of Denn
You gotta love a happy ending. I’m sure you’ve all heard how the cat came back. I read an article the other day about a pup who had run away from her Texas home eight years ago who was returned last week. It appears “Dancer” had been found by a musician wandering in his neighbourhood. After being taken to the humane society it was discovered via a microchip implant that the stray actually had a home, albeit one that she hadn’t been to in a long time. Dancer’s owner, Alison Murphy, of Austin, doesn’t know where the wayward pup has been, but said obedience school is the next stop for her newly recovered pet.
One of my favourite hymns is “Come thou Fount” and in it, is a line that says:” Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love”. The author of the hymn, Robbie Robertson, did wander away from God for a number of years but like Dancer he eventually found his way home. If you have wandered away from God there is still a welcome waiting for you, but you have to be ready to come home. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.