From time to time things happen in our daily life that enforce our belief in the power of prayer. Such an event happened recently. You see, my daughter’s family has a pet dog, Clyde. Clyde is a house dog. He lives with my daughter, Jenny, her husband Phil, and three kids: Denver, Easton, and Grace. Clyde’s doggie door goes to the back yard, but Clyde is fascinated with the world he sees through the front door. Everyone is careful when they open the front door because Clyde will sneak through the doorway and run out to the “big, wide world.” Whenever Clyde escapes he is impossible to catch. But within a couple hours he’ll get tired and come home. One day last week when the family was leaving, Clyde waited for the perfect moment then bounded through the open door. Attempts to catch Clyde were useless. Clyde was going to investigate the big, wide world no matter what. So, the family left home knowing Clyde would be waiting for them when they got home. This time, however, Clyde was not there when they got home. When they went to bed that night they were still not concerned because they were sure he would come home during the night. Next morning, they began to worry. Jenny checked with animal control in both the city and county but Clyde was not there. She posted a lost pet notice on a local web site in the hope of finding him. Clyde is an adorable very affectionate Shitzu. The family was afraid someone might find and keep him. As a family they said a prayer that Clyde would be kept safe and would come home soon. They prayed that if it was not God’s will for him to come home he would be in a loving place. On the third night the children each asked to say their own prayer. What can be sweeter, more pure, or filled with more faith than the prayer of a child? The kids poured their hearts out in fervent prayer trusting that God would hear them. Then they snuggled into their beds and went to sleep. About an hour later as Jenny was preparing to go to bed, she received a text message. It was a picture of Clyde with the question; “Is this your dog?” Surprised, Jenny responded; “The picture looks like Clyde. Is the dog wearing a collar? The answer came back; “I don’t know I only saw the picture.” That’s odd, Jenny thought. “What do you mean you only saw the picture?” “Oh, I am with a group called UTAH LOST and FOUND PETS,” she continued. “We help find the owners of lost pets. I just saw the listing of your lost pet and I think I found him at the county shelter.” Needless to say, the kids were delighted. They know the power of prayer brought Clyde home.
We are very grateful there are people who volunteer for the sheer joy of reuniting pets with their families. Thank you UTAH LOST and FOUND PETS.
For now, Earlynn’s Just Sayin’