“So he got up and went to his father.But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20.
We all have periods of times in our lives where we shut God out because we have become too consumed with desires. Some that are good in a human sense, and some that our evil in a sinful sense. I know I can admit to thinking that I have life all figured out and I don’t need to ask God for His wisdom or strength. And as always, I carry myself down path after path becoming tired and weary, and as i sleep in my “pig pen” of a life, i look to Heaven and ask the Abba to hear my plea. Do you feel this way also? Do you think that you can figure everything out on your own only to come to dead ends? It doesnt have to be like that. You see, God knows our path. (Jeremiah 29:11). He knows every path we are going to take. The ones towards His kingdom and the ones towards nothing. Which will you choose? God wants us to live in peace. In John chapters 14-16, Jesus talks to His disciples about Him ascending to heaven (crucifixion) and that He will return with His spirit. He willingly gives us His spirit to dwell inside of us. We don’t ever have to feel alone or like we can’t serve Jesus. The key verse today is about a son who recieves and inheritance from his father. The son immediately moves from his home and spends the inheritance foolishly. One night he lay in a dirty pig stall, shameful of his actions and terrified that he will never be able to face his father again. The following morning he gathers the courage to go back to his father, expecting the worse. Instead, his father saw him from afar and ran and kissed his son. They threw a huge party, for the prodigal son returned home. That is how Jesus looks at us. We are His lost children, looking for hope when we can just turn to our Daddy and be in peace forever. Will you run back to Him?