Newspapers 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.