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You’re The Reason God Runs

“…But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20

There are certain passages in the Bible that are heard so often that they run the risk of becoming platitudes.

The parable of the prodigal son is one of them.

The words have become so familiar to many of us that we start to glance over them without giving much thought.

But if we truly dig into the Word and let the Holy Spirit touch our hearts, we’ll find that this simple story of a loving Father is in fact an amazing promise of God.

A promise that no matter how badly we think we’ve failed, no matter how filthy we think we’ve become, no matter how far gone we think we are, our heavenly Father still loves us with all His heart and is waiting earnestly to redeem us and bring us back into His loving arms.

Can you imagine? He is the almighty God. The One who created the Heavens and the Earth. The one who set the stars in place. The King of Kings. The Lord of Lords. The Sun and the Moon move according to His will. The waves obey His every command.

And yet, when He sees us from afar off, wretched, filthy, desolate, He was so filled with compassion that He could no longer wait to have us in His arms. And He ran…

So remember, no matter what happened, is happening, or will happen. No matter what you did, do, or will do. Nothing can ever stand between you and God’s loving embrace. For if God runs to embrace you, who or what can ever hope to stop Him?

“For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38

Be Greatly Blessed!

 


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References:

Luke 15:11-32

“A certain man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of your property.’ He divided his livelihood between them. Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living. When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need. He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.” ‘

“He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let’s eat, and celebrate; for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’ Then they began to celebrate.

“Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the servants to him, and asked what was going on. He said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.’ But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him. But he answered his father, ‘Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this your son came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’

“He said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’ “\

 


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