A writer named David Redding told of his days growing up on a farm in Scotland. As a young boy, he was given a beautiful black puppy, which he named Teddy. Redding and Teddy were inseparable. When Redding had to go off to war, he was unable to return for more than two years. But when he got within a half mile of the family farm, he heard Teddy barking.
Redding whistled, and Teddy recognized that whistle and came bounding toward him. Redding observed, “If a dog can receive me back after I’ve been away for such a long time, how much more will God welcome and receive me when I return to him.”
Perhaps you have wandered off, run off, or veered off the right path – toward God and recovery. Just whistle. Let God hear your voice. He will recognize you and welcome you back.
Recovery Step:“ Now return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness” (Joel 2:13).