Even lost dogs find their way home

Published 8:45 am Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Moving into a new place, my daughter planned on taking her dog, Prince. She’s a dog lover, but her mom isn’t. It’s something she must have inherited from her father.

The night she moved in, Prince became scared and ran off. I was on the phone with her and I heard her warn him about leaving out of the door. Then suddenly, I heard her scream. Prince was gone despite her telling him not to go out the door. Doesn’t that sometimes sound a little like us?

God tells us not to do something, and we still do it. Lord, please forgive us. Well, let me get back to Prince (smile). My daughter was devastated and began a search and a prayer thread for him to return home. I was even looking for him. I didn’t know what I would do if I found him because I am afraid of dogs. I was looking for him, though (smile).

Some others saw him and gave her hope that he was still in the area, so that kept her faith alive. It had been about two weeks. While on the phone with her one day, she got a call that Prince had made it to his previous home. She was so excited that he made back home safe, erasing all the sadness. He was lost but found his was back home. He had a name tag on him, so we don’t know if someone dropped him off or he found his way home alone. She really wasn’t concerned about how he got there, just that he had made it back.

She was waiting on his return as we are waiting on others to return to God. For them to return to a safe place in his arms and the care of his protection. Just as Prince returned home to his safe place, we must keep believing and praying for them.

If a dog can make it back home, there is hope in a human finding their way as well. Just as my daughter was excited about Prince’s return, get excited about those who we are praying for to return to God. Welcome home, Prince! The search is over! God Bless.


January Scott is the author of four children’s books. Her most recent publication “Will There Ever Be A Mrs. Edna Again?” is about the love of her grandmother. She can be reached at (985) 210-1231 or email inspiredwritingsbyj@yahoo.com