Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stray Dog: On Running Away When You Know the Way Home




There’s a dog on the loose in our neighborhood. We startled one another when I stepped onto my porch and found him asleep. He groggily got up and trotted away, but not far. He stood at the end of our driveway and looked at me. He seemed tired and a bit tousled, but a clean teal leash hung from his chain collar. He belongs to someone.

  
Assuming he was lost, I set out a bowl of water but he ran off when he saw me with it. I went back inside and watched through the window as he came back and took a long drink. 


I took a quick picture of him and posted it on our neighborhood Facebook page, assuming he had just gotten away from his owner on a walk. I went back outside to try to get his leash so we could keep him safe until his owners could come for him. But he ran from me just as he had before, still stopping to look back every few yards to see if I was still on the chase.



Neighbors commented that he has been in our neighborhood for three days. His owners have printed color flyers and have been out looking for him. They have been near to him, but when he sees them, he runs off, just as he did from me. He knows his way home and sometimes comes to their porch to get food and then runs off again. He’s skittish because he has been abused in the past and no longer trusts anyone. His new owners love him and are desperate to have him back, but because he’s been hurt before he’s afraid to trust them.



This morning someone spotted him running down the middle of a busy street nearby and the owners were pulled over the side calling his name. He looked in their direction, but kept running.



Oh friends, haven’t we all done this with God? He wants to love us well and beckons us, but we run from Him because of what someone else did. We’re weary and thirsty, yet we keep running because we think it’s safer to be on the move then to trust Him and be hurt. But there is none like Him—no love like His love.



We won’t ever find a home like the one we find in Him.

We won’t ever find rest until we stop running from Him.

We won’t ever be fully satisfied in anything outside of Him.

We won’t ever find our way home until we submit to following Him.



“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

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