Sunday, January 27, 2013

Molly's Adventure

      This is Molly. Yesterday Molly was lost. She followed another dog and went on an adventure. Unfortunately, she didn't bother to find out if this other dog knew where he was going before she followed him. As a matter of fact, she didn't bother to find out much of anything about him. He had a wagging tail, a wet nose like hers, and seemed fun...that's all she knew. Off she went without a care!

      Have you ever followed someone you shouldn't have? Or listened to someone who persuaded you to do something wrong you never would have done on your own? We can probably all think of one time when we have.

Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
1 Corinthians 15:33

It's important to know who we are listening to...what kind of person they are...and what they believe. The Bible says,

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
 Psalm 1:1

      Listening to, or following the wrong person can get us headed in a direction we're sorry we went once we get there. It can get us where we feel lost or confused about how to get back where we belong. It can take us where we might compromise our beliefs.

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20

      Molly ended up lost. She ended up on a dangerous street with heavy traffic where she was unsure of what to do or how to get back home. I know it was God who kept her safe and brought a kind person to help her. Prayer found her that day when I couldn't. God knew where she was and eventually through a chain of events, He let me know.

      I picked her up from the kind person's house and she was happy to go home where she belonged. She was tired from the ordeal of spending the night in a strange place (and oh my goodness - outside on the deck!)...but she was safe. The other dog? Nowhere to be found! He left her to fend for herself.

      I doubt if Molly will ever understand the importance of choosing her friends wisely, or not following strangers, after all, she is a dog. But for us, there is a huge lesson to be learned through her little adventure.

Who are you following, and who are you listening to?

Keeping good company with you,
and following hard after Jesus ~



  1. This is an excellent post. I'm so happy that Molly is home safe now. I have two little Yorkies. Tudie, the male would run all over creation if I let him and his little friend Tildy would trust him and follow. However I keep them on a leash except when they are in the fenced back yard so they can't run away. It would really mess with my heart and head if ever they did.

  2. It is so important who we follow. My husband and I have had to recently pull back a bit with some friends because of their attitudes towards everything and everybody. I'm so happy Molly was found and returned.


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