Tuesday, August 17, 2010

God, Help My Doggie Find Her Way Home

Last week, my son in law, Brandon, put one of his family dogs out in the backyard in order to stretch her legs. Her name is Bella. Yes, her name is a direct result of the "Twilight" phenomena. But don't blame Brandon, it was my daughter, Angela, who chose the name. But I digress.

Brandon went back in the house to lay down for a few minutes. And before he knew it, Bella, who is a great jumper, jumped the fence and was on her way down the creek. Knowing her, she was happily on her way to a great adventure.

Bella, running away, adversely effected the family. Brandon was down and out, Angela was in tears at the mention of Bellas name and Madison kept saying, "where's Bella?". Madison is my three year old granddaughter. OK...she's actually two until September 18th. They spent the week in this condition, while they searched the surrounding area for Bella.

As a side note, my eldest daughter, Stephanie actually helped with the search. You are going to have to take my word for it that Stephanie getting out in the heat of the summer and searching for a dog is a miracle in itself and a testimony of her love for animals.

Anyway, this is the way it continued until my beautiful granddaughter asked the one and only person that could really help, and that is God. Last night, she kneelled down at her bed like she has been lead to by her mom and dad since the early age of one. :-)

Out of the blue, Madison ends her prayer with, "...and God, help my doggie find her way home." If that doesn't bring you to tears, nothing will.

Well, I just received a phone call from my wife, Karrin, saying that Brandon just got a call from an animal shelter concerning Bella. Bella was found this morning and could be picked up at any time.

Coincidence?????? I Don't Think So.

Isn't God amazing?

Sometimes, we need the children to bring us back to the child-like faith that we need to truly see God.

Thank You God. And Thank You Madison.

Madison, God Loves You and So Do I.

BTW. Here's Madison and Bella.

Shalom My Friends


  1. What an adorable pic with your granddaughter laying with Bella. I'm glad Bella was found. I don't believe in coincidences, too. The Bible said, "we don't have because we don't ask." Obviously, Madison asked with that childlike faith and it surely was heard! Glory to God! God bless.

  2. Many years ago I had a dog that went missing. He found his way through a previously unnoticed gap in the fence during a storm.

    I reported him missing on "the snoopy patrol" a local radio segment devoted to lost animals (and while listening to the broadcast managed to win a family dinner at a local restaurant).

    I also prayed for the dog's return.

    After work that day I was driving home and for some reason took a detour that I very rarely took, moving away from the main road to drive through residential streets.

    Still about five kms away from home I was stunned to see my dog walking up the middle of the road towards me.

    I got out of the car and had trouble convincing myself that it was in fact MY dog. It was just so unlikely that I would find him under those circumstances - unless there had been help from Someone else.

  3. Hey Rosie,

    Thanks for your comments and your faithful work over at your blog.

    God Bless

  4. Hey Onesimus,

    God gave you back your dog and a free meal. I just want to know one thing. Did you share the meal with your dog. LOL

    God Bless You My Brother

  5. No, he didn't like Italian food.