The Father is Waiting | Devotional by Helen Lescheid

Come to me, all you who’re weary and burdened, and I gives you relaxation (aid) Matthew 11:28

Unwell come again to God when Ive bought my act collectively, stated one younger woman. Proper now Im too tousled.

However why wait?

The Father is ready so that you can come again.

Jesus informed a lovely story as an example this: the story of the prodigal son.

The prodigal son squandered his inheritance cash in wild residing. Ultimately he landed in a pig sty, with out buddies and desperately hungry. Sooner or later he stated to himself, What number of of my fathers employed servants have greater than sufficient bread, however I perish right here with starvation. I’ll come up and go to my father and I’ll say to him, Father, I’ve sinned towards heaven and earlier than you. I’m not worthy to be referred to as your son. Deal with me as one in every of your employed servants (Luke 15:17).

So he returned dwelling. Whereas he was nonetheless a good distance off, his father noticed him and was stuffed with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms round him and kissed him (Luke 15:20).

The boy begins his speech of apology however the Father doesnt let him end it. As an alternative, he interrupts with orders to the servants to convey one of the best garments, a hoop for his finger and sandals for his toes. A joyous celebration follows.

Once they met in embrace, the sons ideas had been on How can I make this proper once more? However the Fathers ideas had been on relationship: My son has come dwelling! Our relationship is restored. The fathers full forgiveness is by grace, not one thing the son has to earn.

That is how God receives us once we are available true repentance. With forgiveness. With pleasure.

Once we do come again, God doesnt simply forgive us; He clothes us up with a brand new identification, He garments us in a rob of righteousness. He reveals us we’re cherished and that we belong.

Think about! The Creator and Sustainer of the universe loves and values us that a lot.

Do that you must come dwelling to God? Do it now. Come simply as you might be. He’ll obtain you.

By Helen Lescheid
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