For anyone that has a prodigal return to them will understand the joy and love that is in abundance within them. I for one have had that! When you have had a parent, spouse, child or friend so far away from you that your heart hurts and the fear is strong, you get it!
Same goes for the parable in the bible where the son was lost. Did he say things that were hurtful? Did he do things that were harmful? Did he suffer? Did those he left behind cry out? Yes is the answer to all those questions.
Yes, he was wrong but the love the father has for him was stronger than any wrong that he could do.
God has that same love for us!
Some may not understand that love, they may question your allegiance to them. But until they understand that unconditional love, they can never give it.
Luke 15:31-32 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
God’s love is so great that we can leave Him and do unimaginable things but when we return to Him with a heart of repentance His love is still great!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom. 5:8
As the water always returns to the shore, may we go through ours days and sleep through our nights, let us wake each morning and return to Him.
Lord, help me remember Your love for me each day. Never wandering too far! Help me show others the love You have and if it’s the first time they have met You or a time to return to You, let them know Your love. Amen!