Day 2: Coming Home for Christmas

 

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Psalm 86:5

Greetings!

Today we want to share with you a story…perhaps one of the greatest illustrations of love that was ever written. It is found in Luke 15, a story originally shared by Jesus.

There were two sons and one day the younger son asked his father for his share of the inheritance. The father gave it to him, and the son set off to a distant country and eventually foolishly squandered all that his father had given him. A severe famine came to the land and he found himself in desperate need, so he hired himself out to a citizen feeding pigs. He was so hungry that he longed to eat scraps out of the pig slop. At this point he hit the lowest of lows.

When he came to his senses, he thought about his father’s house…the home he had chosen to leave behind. He decided that he would set out and go back, beg his father for forgiveness and ask to be a servant. Not a son, but a servant.

But while he was still a ways away his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son and threw his arms around him. The boy started the speech that he had recited over and over in his head, but his father would hear none of it. Immediately the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate, for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” (verses 11-24 NIV)

The father in this story portrays the perfect picture of God’s love for his children. His love for you and for us. It doesn’t matter how far we have run, where we have been or what we have done, we are only one decision away from turning around to come home. Christmas is the best time to open our hearts and receive the perfect gift of love; a love that is forgiving and good, a love that immediately embraces us and holds us close when we come to him. A love that seeks us and runs toward us when everyone else would run away. A love that calls us child.

Blessings,

The Johnstons

 

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