I was thinking this morning about how God loves a good come back. I was thinking about how God is always after me. I was thinking about those who don’t know about His love for us. I was thinking about how I could change that.
I remember waiting at the Denver airport for my brother and his family to arrive. I stood there with a bunch of other people waiting for their friends and family to come up from the trains on the escalator. I kept looking with anticipation with the others. It takes time. If you look around you see those who were gone come home, families embrace, and love restored. I was blest to see a solider I’m sure was coming home from being deployed protecting his family and mine. He kiss his wife and turned to look into his child’s eye I’m sure for the first time and swallowed them up in his embrace. Wow! A glimpse of heaven.
Then I saw my brother with the smile of our father and the twinkle of our mother in his eyes. I was soon wrapped in a huge hug of love that made my sadness of missing him and his family fade and finding myself caught by my families love; I was somehow home again in the middle of the Denver airport.
You, Lord I think I have mis-understood. I think I look at things that tell on me, what I’m doing wrong when in fact you are always look for me. Like the prodigal’s father who saw him when he was a long way off. I love that picture of you. Looking and finding me and running to me, embracing me in my ugliness, my smell, my sin and holding me in Your arms. Hushing my confession with instructions to others, start the party and welcoming me home and returning me to family.
God, You are so awesome. You are my father. I can trust you. I see Your embrace of me on the road, right in the middle of life’s road, until we two are one.
I am lost to you. Your grace covers me up, take me, I’m gone, I’m free.
Anyway, I was just thinking — this morning.
– Love Pastor John
What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:9-11