Have you ever heard about Bobbie the Wonder Dog?
That's what the news reporter called him when they heard about his story. You see, Bobbie accomplished something so amazing, it seems hard to believe.
Bobbie's owners, Mr. and Mrs. Brazier, and their daughters, Leona and Nova, took him on a road trip. They traveled all the way from their home in Silverton, Oregon to the state of Indiana. That's more than halfway across the country.
While the Braizers were in Indiana visiting family, Bobbie disappeared. They searched and searched but couldn't find Bobbie. When it was time to go home, Bobbie's owners had to go home without their beloved doggie.
Six months later, they opened their front door only to discover an amazing surprise. There was Bobbie! He was mangy and scrawny, but Bobbie was home!
The local newspaper, the Silverton Appeal, published the story of Bobbie's cross-country trek, and it quickly spread to newspapers across the country. The Braziers received hundreds of letters from people simply addressed to "Bobbie, the Wonder Dog" or "Silverton's Bobbie." Some people claimed they had seen Bobbie and were able to identify him by his distinguishing features.
Officials from the Oregon Humane Society launched an investigation into the Braziers' claims and were able to confirm that Bobbie had indeed traveled 2,800 miles, even in the dead of winter, to return home to his family.
A much-celebrated Bobbie received medals, keys to cities and a jewel-studded harness and collar. He was the guest of honor at the Portland Home Show, where over 40,000 people came to view him. He was even presented with his own dog-sized bungalow.
Bobbie's story is a beautiful reminder how much God loves you. Just like He helped Bobbie come all that way home, Jesus cares for you too. In fact, the Bible tells us He has a plan for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." That's really good news!
Bring Bobbie Home
Can you help Bobby find his way home through the maze?