One of the things Attalia and the boyfriend purposed to do was to actively delve into the word of God together as a couple and delve they did. In one of their many studies, they found themselves discussing the parable of the lost son.
Luke 15:17-20 '“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. '
See, life has a way of dealing harshly with us and truth be told we’re human and we’re prone to mistakes. Like the prodigal son, we tend to run away from the comfort of the father’s provision and chase after things that look better and fun. We are susceptible to flight as it were. A little discomfort and we want to run away, a little money here and we think we have arrived, a small promotion and think we know it all.
While he was still a long way off the Bible says, while he was walking towards the father, the father ran towards his son. See, in the Jewish culture, it was unacceptable for a king to rise up from his throne and run after anyone or anything. Everyone and everything came to the king. In a rare case of defiance, this father breaks the law of normality and runs to his son, and as filthy as he was having dined with bigs, he embraced him and kissed him. Try picturing the father with his robes all over dusting everywhere as he runs all over the place just because the son was in need.
Listen, this article is for anyone out there feeling like you’ve made so many mistakes in life, this is for anyone feeling like they have failed in one area of life or another and you are wondering how to go back or where to begin. This article is for you seeking just one more chance to redeem yourself. It doesn’t matter how far you are at; it doesn’t matter how long you have been away; it doesn’t matter how many mistakes you have done. God doesn’t care how many times you have broken up and tried to mend things with Him. In this walk of life, we fall, we break but then we rise and we heal. God is not a God of second chances, He is a God of another chance. As long as you are on track going back to Him, the Father will come running to you because all He cares about is that you came back.
You can never go wrong with God, when everything else fails, come back to your senses, let go of all the offenses and go back to the Father.
Child of God, Run To Him.