recently carried the story of Malibu, a yellow Labrador, who
disappeared from her owners’ yard in Gloversville, N.Y., in 2000. She
was only was 9 months old. Cyndi McCullough was surfing the Web when
she saw a picture of Malibu at an animal shelter site. Even though
the dog was older, Cyndi recognized him. Workers at the shelter said
Malibu was found wandering just a few blocks from the McCulloughs’
home. Where has she been for three years? Malibu isn’t saying, but her
owner is sure happy to get her back. All wanderers from God will be
glad to know that no matter how long we’ve been away, God will
welcome us home.
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.