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Imagine a son and a father. One day the son says to his father: I wish you were dead. The son takes all of his father’s life insurance money and leaves. He gathers up his things. Leaves behind all that his father has given him for a place and people far away from all who love him.
Imagine that father waiting. Pacing the floor. The porch. Scanning the horizon for any sign of his son. Day after day. He waits, lost and lonely. Sadness and disappointment linger in his heart. Yet, something else remains. Love. Love doesn’t have to be flashy. Or extravagant. Love isn’t jumping on couches on national television. Or huge diamonds. Or lavish weddings.
True love waits for all of us. The love of the father from the parable Jesus told in Luke 15:11-32 is the point of the entire story. When we title the story: “The Prodigal Son,” we are only seeing one side of the lesson Jesus was teaching. This story is more than a story of reckless living, its a story of lavish and unconditional love.
Our Father’s love is unlike anything we have ever experienced – or ever will. Our Father’s love goes behind common sense. And reason. And is just plain different than any other type of love out there. No matter how far you’ve strayed. He is waiting for you. Running to bring you into His arms.
And there is enough love for you TODAY.
Open Your Bible
Luke 15:11-32 – “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.”
Psalm 6:4 – “Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.”
Psalm 25:6 – “Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.”
John 15:9 – “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”
Open Your Heart
Dear Lord, your love for me is unexplainable, but true. Your Word testifies of all the love Your heart holds for me, a sinner. You are running to me, every time I sin. To open your arms wide and forgive. Your compassion and lovingkindness is a free gift. May I receive it. And believe it – today. Amen.
Write Your Thoughts
- What keeps you from accepting God’s love?
- Do you need to repent of sin in your heart?
- How does Romans 5:8 give you freedom to accept His love?
- How can His love be enough for today?
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