Running Away

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We can run away from our problems and difficult circumstances, but we can never run away to a place, where God doesn’t know where we are. Playing hid and seek with God we will always lose.

Luke Chapter 15 is about lost items.

First we have The Parable of The Lost Sheep. Luke 15 verses 1 to 7:

Jesus is the Good Shepherd,  and He is always looking and waiting for lost sheep to come home. Jesus tells us there is joy in heaven over one lost sheep {a person lost in sin}, who comes back to Him, then all the others who are safely in His care.

The Parable of The Lost Coin: Luke 15 verse 8 to 10;

Jesus tells us, there is rejoicing when the lost coin is found. We are precious to him too, and there is joy in heaven, when a person lost in sin, repents and comes to live with Him.

The Parable of the Lost Son;

When we run away we think we can take what is rightfully ours and go, but unless we stay plugged into the source of the blessings, we will easily squander what we have.

Luke 15 verse 11 to 32;  using verse 13: “Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.”

We can’t make it on our own, we were created to live in relationship, with the Loving God that created us. If we have never been plug into such a relationship, we will have missed the reality of what we were born for. If we unplug ourselves, from that source, and believe we can take, what is rightfully ours, and make it on our own, we will squander what we have, and be left to fend in the world.

The Story of The Lost Son, more commonly known as The Prodigal Son, is all about the Father  heart of God. When the young son came to His  sense, he realized how lost  he was. He realized that even though he had taken what was his, and he had no rights to anymore, he would be better off going back home.

Verse 17: “When he came to his senses, he said,’How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, and here i am dying in hunger’.”

Verse 18: I’ll get up, go to my father and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and i  your sight.”

So the young son ventured home, willing to accept a position as a hired hand, but he could have not imaged the greeting he would get. But while he  was on his way home, and still along way off, his father saw him, and was filled with compassion. His father ran to him, and threw his arms around his neck to welcome him back.

The stories are about God’s compassion for the lost, the lost that have never found him, and those that have wondered away, for some reason or other.

Luke 19 verse 10; Our Lord and Our Redeemer and Our Friend tells us; “For I have come to seek and to save the lost’.

When we come to our sense, we will come to The Father, with a repented heart and accept the price, His Son, Christ Jesus paid to seek and save the lost. Most of us have done that, but maybe we have gone out on our own a bit. Maybe it is a time to come back to the place, where the love The Creator God has for us, can envelop our lives afresh.

God Bless.

O F J.

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