We are very happy that beagle Emma, who is also the “mascot” of the Children’s Page, is back again.
As some of you have heard, beagle Emma was missing from 22th until 23th July.
She was free, running on the place that she knows well. Normally she sticks around and then she comes back after a while. But in the evening she still had not returned to the place… And also in the night she still didn’t come back… That’s very unusual for her.
So we went on a search for her in the local places, we hung out search posters, asked many people…
On the next day in the evening a man called us. He had seen Emma: She had returned to the same place! Probably she searched for the way home, got lost and then went back on the same way to the place.
She is doing well!
This photo was taken in that evening:
But after Emma came back, we were so happy to have her again that we didn’t scold her. That reminded me (Julia) of the parable of the two sons that Jesus is telling (from Luke 15,11-24 ESV):
“And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.
Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.
And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’
And they began to celebrate.”
The Heavenly Father – God – is waiting, too that His lost children come back to Him…
What about you? Are you still searching for the right path to home?
More on this in the best message of the world that we share on our website:
“Message For You! The World’s Best Message In Your Own Language”
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