Even animals come home.
Last year, our beloved cat didn’t come home for fourteen days. I was very worried for her. I thought that something bad had happened to her. Maybe she got hit by the car or beaten by other bigger animals. My heart ached for our cat and I taught that she was already dead. But one afternoon, she came home dirty and hungry. And she was very thin. Oh, joy filled my heart, because our cat was lost, but found her way back home. An instinct that tells her that being with us is better than being on herself.
I just wonder, if God feels the same way when we are lost and can’t find our way home? I mean that his heart grieved for us? When we had chosen to be on our own, and denied God’s existence in our lives? Like our cat did? Our cat tried to be on her own for many days. Luckily, she learned her lesson. She came back and we were so delighted that she entrusted her life unto us again.
I believe that God feels the same way. He is happy if we put our trust in him. To travel along with him in this dangerous world. To let his words be our guide and put our burdens unto him.
Jeremiah 8: 7 Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord.
Jeremiah reminded us that even the birds live according to the times and places and ways that the Lord has built for them. Only man seems determine to run to his own destruction.
We’ve been designed by a loving Creator who has given us every reason to want to come home . In his presence there is protection from being broken, love to endure and joy in the midst of trouble. There is hope, but outside is despair.
So if we are lost or trying to do it on our own, remember we can always come back home to God. He will received us with open arms and will provide a safe haven for us.
Oh keep my soul then, Jesus,
Abiding still with Thee;
And if I wander, teach me
Soon back to Thee to flee.